Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Mayan Face


In 1979, my parents visited the ancient Mayan site of Tikal in Guatemala. Recently, my father gave me the original map of the grounds, and I used it to channel this drawing.

Signed prints of this piece are available here (in my Etsy shop)!

A scan of the original drawing

Me holding the original 22 in by 22 in map drawing



On a recent visit to my local recycling center, I came across a mysterious book, Esoteric Astrology, which was published in 1913. It was filled with strange diagrams, as well as astrological charts of notable people. Heres a portrait of a key proponent of the French revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, drawn on his birth chart. Happy Bastille Day! 

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Giovanni Verga


Giovanni Verga was an Italian writer who's novella, Cavalleria Rusticate, was the inspiration for the classic opera, Rustic Chivalry.

Enrico Caruso


Here's a portrait of the great Italian singer, Enrico Caruso, drawn on a page of an opera he starred in, Pagliacci.   

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Ian Mackaye


This musician has always been front and center in the Washington, DC punk scene. The founder of legendary bands such as Minor Threat, Fugazi, and The Evens, it’s Ian Mackaye. His integrity and DIY spirit are truly inspiring. Oh yeah, and the music kicks ass.

Signed prints of this portrait are available here (in my Etsy shop)!

Norman Rockwell


Emerging out of the Berkshires, it’s an American master. From his studio in Stockbridge, MA, Norman Rockwell captured our country’s spirit  in iconic paintings. I am blessed to live within an hour’s drive of the museum named after him. As an illustrator, I could never find a better place to get inspired.