Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Hooting

 In honor of Halloween, I'm posting some owl sketches which I finished today. These are ideas for animal prints I'm creating for a new client.  I'll be posting more about this project soon, but in the meantime, happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hudson Valley Maps

I've been sketching ideas for an exciting new project for a local client. The themes of these sketches represent various towns, people and landmarks of the Hudson Valley. Local maps are used as canvases. I'll be posting a lot more about this project (which has a very large scope) and my client very soon. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these images...

Pete Seeger, Hudson Valley

Fire Tower, Stissing Mountain

Bob Dylan, Woodstock

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Jungle

I was researching a project  yesterday, and stumbled across some maps representing the Chicago stockyards. They reminded me of Upton Sinclair's classic novel, The Jungle, and also inspired these drawings.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mike McCurry

Mike McCurry was President Clinton's press secretary for nearly four years. After leaving the brutal arena of politics, he wanted to stay in touch with the ideals which lead him to Washington in the first place. A lifelong church goer, he was encouraged to study theology at a seminary. Today, he's one of many former political leaders who are taking this idealistic path,  trying to bridge the ethics of religion with the dialog in DC politics. This will hopefully help address issues which many churches champion, like global poverty and human rights. Thanks to art director, Jenny Mazer of National Journal, for the opportunity to create this portrait.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Holy Cow

Here's my interpretation of Holy Cow, an iconic ice cream parlor located in my town. On summer evenings, there are usually long lines of people outside the door, waiting to get their fix of this addictive treat. I drew this piece with ink and charcoal, directly onto an 18.5" by 16" map of Red Hook, NY. It's part of a series called Local Life, which is on display at Taste Budd's Cafe until October 31st. If you're in the area, I hope you'll stop in and take a peek!

Quality prints of this piece are available here.