Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vigil Honoring Victims of Gun Violence

This sketch may be rain soaked, but bad weather didn’t stop a wonderful crowd from standing in vigil to honor students and teachers killed by gun violence. If we're really a civilized society, we've got to value Public Safety over gun rights!

This vigil, which took place on Presidents Day, was organized by a 13 year old girl in our town.  I'm in awe of the students who are leading the charge for sensible gun laws. Below is the sign she posted to get the word out.

Monday, February 19, 2018

A Niagara Perch

A Niagara Perch

Tattooed across peaceful shores,
between this lake of childhood frolics,
and an undertow of uncertain fortunes,
waterfalls and whirlpools beckon from below,
pulling for a tumble into uncharted territory.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Emergent Mind

This piece for Harvard Magazine accompanies a story called The Emergent Mind. It’s about a research study which shows that infants are capable of abstract thought. They’re able to understand “patterns of activity in terms of variables like cost and reward. Below are sketches I submitted for this project. A special thanks to Jennifer Carling for a fascinating assignment! Please check out my illustration website!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Riverdale Country School

Here’s a little drawing commissioned by my friends at Riverdale Country School. It’s unique shape was designed to fit on envelopes containing promotional material about the school. I was asked to illustrate this quote by the school’s founder, Frank Sutliff Hackett:  “It is not the work done which inspires enthusiasm, but the work to be done -- the long vista and the yet unfolded close.”

A special thanks to Cicely Upham and Marie Capasso for this fun assignment.

Here are sketches submitted for this assignment

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


Here's a charcoal portrait, Jackrabbit, drawn on a topographic map of Rabbit Peak, California. These bouncy and beautiful creatures are part of the fabric of this desert region in southern California. Beautiful prints of this piece are available here!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Wild Pig

This charcoal portrait of a Wild Pig was drawn on a map of Mount Laguna, California. The mighty creatures are part of the fabric of this region in southern California. Prints of this piece are available here!