Friday, December 16, 2016

Home Sweet Home

Here's an illustration I created for Middle Tennessee State University's Honors College. The cover story addresses how this institution helps home-schooled students to transition into a university setting. A special thanks to Sherry Wiser George for a very fun assignment.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

More Living Local Art

Here are more pieces from my Living Local Exhibit, which is up at Taste Budd's Cafe in Red Hook, NY. You can read about and view more work from this show here. They're all pieces depicting my amazing community. If you're in town, please check em' out!

Hotel Tivoli, Tivoli NY

Del's Dairy Creme, Rhinebeck, NY

Friday, December 9, 2016

Living Local Exhibit

With eyes cast towards my Hudson Valley community, I painted some little pieces dedicated to it’s many charms. They’re up at Taste Budd’s Cafe in Red Hook through January. As an introvert, I live a little too much in my own head - contemplating big thoughts, ideas, and dreams. Given this, it’s very easy to take my environment for granted. I consistently come back to the theme of community in art - because it reminds me of all the wonderful things right before my eyes. Drawing local landmarks is a way of contemplating why they are so special. For the viewer, I hope these pictures bring out some nice memories, and frames these places in a fresh light. If you live in the area, I hope you'll check out the exhibit!

Migliorelli Farm Stand, Red Hook, NY

Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY

St. Christopher's Church, Red Hook, NY
Traghaven Whiskey Pub, Tivoli, NY

The Chocolate Factory, Red Hook, NY
Ward Manor at Bard College, Annandale, NY

Holy Cow, Red Hook, NY
Tivoli Mercantile, Red Hook, NY

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Loomis Chaffee

Loomis Chaffee is an excellent boarding school located in Windsor, Connecticut. These illustrations appear in their magazine, accompanying a story about dorm curriculum. The article touches on issues students face, such as ethics, health and safety. A special thanks to art director, Patricia Cousins for a super-fun assignment.

Here's a social room in a boys dormatory

Turning off devices leads to a better night's sleep

The Loomis Chaffee mascot is in the center.

Stress relief is one of the concepts addressed in this story

fire saftey

The school's main building sits at the center of this piece.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Mr Liquid Crystal

James Fergason invented LCD technology. His contributions to science have led to everything from my first calculator and Casio watch, to Gameboys and ipods. His daughter Teri wrote a book about his amazing life. I was thrilled to contribute a portrait for the cover, and am looking forward to learning about his journey. Wonderful Book design by Susan Shankin.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

We Want You

Here's a new piece for HR Magazine, which is a take-off on the classic "Uncle Sam - I want You" poster. It accompanies an article about the US government's efforts to attract more mellennials to work for them. Art director Mari Adams simply asked me to create a younger version of Uncle Sam wearing Beats headphones. It was really fun. Thanks Mari!

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Life as I See It

My ex-wife used to say a picture is always more interesting if there are people (or dogs) in it. I try to keep this in mind whenever  I'm sketching the world in front of me. Here are recent excerpts from my sketchbook.

Heading north on the thruway, Isobel tests out her new car .

sketches from a scenic train ride in the Adirondacks

A bar-fly's perspective of Flatiron Restaurant Red Hook, NY

Stewart Copeland drumming with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 11-29

At the reading of my friend Mark's new play, Rhinebeck NY

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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

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Humorous Mediation

This piece for Prevention Magazine accompanies a humorous piece about learning how to meditate (with mixed results). Thanks to Annabelle Gurwitch for writing such a fun essay, and to Nathan Sinclair for excellent art direction. Below are sketches I submitted.

Below is a smaller illustration which accompanied the story

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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.