Friday, September 16, 2016

Mr. Liquid Crystal

James Ferguson  made an enormous contribution to the digital world by created LCD technology. His daughter Teri wrote a book about his fascinating life. I was thrilled to contribute the cover illustration - which incorporates the colors of natural liquid crystals.

This project came about after Teri came across a portrait I created of her father in 2011, for the tech company, Softmart.  The drawing (below) appeared in a calendar celebrating great technological innovators. In adapting this piece to a book-cover, I found Teri and designer Susan Shankin to be a pleasure to collaborate with. Looking forward to reading about his life!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Michael Stewart

I couldn’t find the right words to talk about this drawing, but it’s in the memory of graffiti artist, Michael Stewart. RIP

Monday, September 12, 2016

Life as I See It

As life unfolds before my eyes, I like to unfold my sketchbook, 
and record all the action.

At the Red Hook Pool, 9.02.16
At the Mad Dash 5K road-race, Rhinebeck, NY  9-05-15
at Modern Taco, Red Hook, NY 9-10-16
Minister Dan gives the sermon at St. Paul's Cathedral Buffalo, NY 8-21-16
Workers paving my street 9-09-16

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Riverdale Country School

Here's a promotion I created for Riverdale Country School. This Bronx-based educational institution believes that learning is not just limited to the classroom. It's also about benefiting from lots of life-experiences out in the world.

Shirley Chisholm

Before Hillary Clinton, and before Barack Obama, there was Shirley Chisholm. This African-American congresswoman ran for the US presidency in 1972.  Along with Jesse Jackson, She helped break down racial and gender barriers for future candidates on the road to the White House. A special thanks to art director, Christa Tubach at UConn magazine for this timely assignment!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Life is a Beach

Here are some sketchbook spreads from my stay at Bethany Beach, Delaware last week. Sitting by the ocean and drawing is a truly relaxing experience.

Isobel does a crossword puzzle on the beach...

While watching the Olympics on TV,  I sketched a scrabble game in progress

The beach house across the street
observing beach-goers around me
A view of Fenwick Island State Park before a kayaking tour

Monday, July 25, 2016

Life As I See It

Here are some recent sketchbook excerpts of the world around me. The image above was drawn from my front porch - of workers installing a new waterline on my street. Fortunately, I've been able to balance all the noisy construction taking place with quality time at the local pool.  None of these drawings are pretty, they mark a moment in time in the life of an artist.

Red Hook Pool 07,02.16
Red Hook Pool 7-24-16

Construction in front of my house 08.27.16

Under the Canopy 07.02.16