Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southwest Portraits

These portraits are part of a new series, inspired by Wheeler’s Photographic survey of the American West. From 1871-1873, George M Wheeler led an expedition to create topographic maps in the western states. He took with him two photographers, Timothy O’Sullivan and William Bell, to document the journey. For me, these landscape photos are inspirational launching points for portraits. The image above portrays naturalist John Muir, who was considered “Father of the National Parks”. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting more portraits soon! You can check out more personal projects at my new site!

Paiute Woman, Kanab Canyon, Utah

Theodore Roosevelt, also known as the Conservation President

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Powerful Network

These illustrations for Rutgers Magazine accompany a story about the school's powerful network of industry mentors. Students and graduates get direct experience learning from executives on Wall Street, the publishing media, and many other fields. Thanks to Lara De Meo Hoyt for a super fun assignment! Please check out my new website here!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maori Map Drawing

It always feels good when one of my drawings finds a new home. I’m thrilled to be shipping this depiction of a Maori Carving (on a map of New Zealand) to it’s new owner in Chicago. You can view a collection of my map drawings here!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Walls are Un-American

Here's a little meditation on symbols. Without a doubt, the American bald eagle is a powerful representation of the freedom which America stands for. In contrast,  the current U.S. president is glorifying the idea of building a "big beautiful wall" - which would run along our southern border with Mexico. To my mind, a project of such monumental proportion would create a different sort of symbol for the United States. I would argue that walls are completely incongruous with the freedom our country so proudly promotes. Please check out more illustrations at my new site!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Harvard Advocate

Here's a new piece for Harvard Magazine. It accompanies a story about how various clubs on campus are evolving towards more diversity and inclusiveness. The Harvard Advocate, which is a club for writers is represented in this group portrait.Thanks to art director, Jennifer Carling, for a super fun assignment! Please check out my new website here!

Illustration detail

Below are sketched I submitted for this assignment:

Monday, April 10, 2017

Take Action!

Macalester College is an excellent liberal arts college located in St. Paul, Minnesota. They asked me to illustrate a story for their alumni magazine, addressing how we as citizens can make a difference in unsettling political times. Our actions can influence society in a positive way. Thanks to art directer, Brian Donahue for this very timely assignment. Please check out my new website here

Organizing a protest can bring attention to important societal issues

Writing a letter to the editor can influence public opinion.

Getting the ear of your representative can influence their actions

Joining a giving circle can pool together donations to worthy causes.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

What's Under the Rug?

In recognition of tax season,  here's a new portrait of the President of the United States. 
You can view more new stuff out my new illustration site!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Life As I See It

I always carry a small sketchbook which is dedicated to capturing little moments in time.  I hope you enjoy these recent observations! You can view a big collection of sketchbook drawings here, at my new site!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Long Distance Lovers

I created this mixed-media piece for an invitational art exhibition in Erie, PA at the Renaissance Centre. The show is called Post-Romance: Artists' Valentines. Curator Laurence Walzcak asked for artwork exploring expressions & notions of love, romance, mating, passion & longing. My entry is titled Long Distance Lovers. The opening is on February 11th, and runs weekends through the 25th. 

Here's a dealt of the piece. The original measures 12" by 12"

Thanks to Laurence for including me in the exhibit!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Grand Cru Beer and Cheese Market

I created this custom print for my friends at Grand Cur Beer & Cheese Market in Rhinebeck NY, They offer an amazing selection of beers - many of them brewed locally. I was asked to integrate various brewery labels into this storefront scene. Although technically challenging, it was very rewarding to find the right balance in this picture. If you’re ever in Rhinebeck, I highly recommend Grand Cru for their amazing selection of beer, wine and cheese. Custom prints of this image will be available there soon!

Detail # 1

Detail # 2 The Grand Cru mascot happens to be a French bulldog!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Princeton Alumni Weekly

Here’s a new piece for Princeton Alumni Weekly, which accompanies a story about their University Press Club. In an age when there’s much volatility in the profession of journalism, they’re rethinking ways to practice it with quality, efficiency and success. A special thanks to art director, Marianne Nelson, for a super fun assignment!

Please check out my new illustration site here!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

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  (until January 31st). 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!

Equis Gallery, Red Hook, NY

Samuels Sweet Shop, Rhinebeck, NY

Holy Cow, Red Hook, NY

Sipperley's Grog Shoppe, Red Hook, NY

                                     You can check out more cool stuff at my new site!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Riverdale Country School

Here's a little social media promotion I illustrated for my friends at Riverdale Country School. Here's to a fantastic new year!

Here's an alternate version of the art with a border