Thursday, November 30, 2017

Arctic Polar Bear

Here's a drawing on a map of the the Arctic regions.  This is part of a series called World Tour - in which all the pieces are drawn on vintage maps. I was studying this map, and it seemed to be telling me to draw a polar bear on it. So I did! Signed prints are available here!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Visitor, New Mexico

This is part of a series called World Tour - in which all the pieces are drawn on vintage maps. No doubt, New Mexico has it's share of many visitors. Some come from over the border, some come from overseas, and some come from outer space! Signed prints of this piece are available here!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Donna Tartt

Here's a portrait of one of my favorite authors, Donna Tartt. Born and raised in Mississippi, she went on to write three superb novels, The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch.

You can view a complete collection of my map drawings here.

Sophia Loren

Here's a portrait of accomplished Italian actress (and all-around goddess), Sophia Loren.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Howard Zinn

Here's a portrait of Howard WW 2 veteran, Howard Zinn, who went on to become a historian, professor, and activist. His pivotal book, A People's History of the United States, told the story of America from the perspective of the powerless, as opposed to those in power. Prints of this piece are available here!

Friday, November 3, 2017

The Invisible Caregiver

This drawing for WebMD accompanies a story called Invisible Caregivers. Taking care of a sick or elderly loved one can save Americans millions in health expenses. But it also can take a great  toll on the family caregiver. The isolating nature of this task can cause depression, financial stress, poor health and guilt (from lack of attention to other family members and careers). Thanks to art director Brittany Long for this vital assignment. Below are some spot illustrations which accompanied the story.

Many choose must choose between getting an education and caring for a loved one.

The average American has seven family members who will care for them in a lifetime.
Many longterm caregivers suffer from depression

Caring for a loved one leads many Americans away from the workplace

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Math Versus Politics

This piece for Princeton accompanies a story called Math Versus Politics. It explains how utilization of activism and mathematics can end a true threat to our democracy, partisan gerrymandering. Thanks to art director Marianne Nelson for this fascinating assignment. You can view my illustration portfolio at my new site! 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

White Mountain Moose

I was messing around with a moose on a map of the White Mountains, 
and came up with this drawing. Hope you like it!

 You can view a large collection of map drawings here.

Monday, September 25, 2017

David Bowie

Here's my portrait of David Bowie for an upcoming exhibition of map drawings. You can view a large collection of map drawings here.

John Lewis

Here's a portrait of civil rights icon, John Lewis, as a young man. Born in Alabama in 1940,  he helped lead the fight for racial justice and voting rights in the South. A proponent of nonviolent protest, Mr. Lewis was arrested over forty times (and beaten several times as well). As eloquent as ever, he is now  a representative of Georgia in the US Congress. He is a great American.

Thanks for viewing. You can see a large collection of my map drawings here

Stephen Hawking

Here's a portrait of famed physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking. His body may be imprisoned by the ravages of ALS, but his mind can travel to infinity, and beyond. You can view a full collection of my map drawings here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Summer into Autumn

This piece for Rutgers Magazine celebrates the transition from summer into autumn. It accompanies two articles about how alumni volunteers help students transition from their communities into a new school year on campus. Thanks to editor Scott Fognall for this colorful assignment! You can view my illustration portfolio here !

Friday, August 25, 2017

Chasing Talent

I had a blast collaborating with my first-ever client in Indiana, Purdue University. These illustrations accompany a story called Chasing Talent - all about the process of recruiting elite student-athletes to attend the school.  Thanks to art director, Virginia K Reynolds, of a perfect back-to-school assignment! You can view my new website here.

Text messaging is a common method colleges use to stay in touch with recruits.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Road to Empowerment

This  piece for the University of New Hampshire accompanies a story about their Institute on Disability. Through the study of statistics, this group helps craft policies which empower disabled Americans. Their goal is to ”improve the lives of and opportunities afforded to people with disabilities, to support equal opportunity in employment, independent living, and healthcare.” Thanks to art director Valerie Lester for this enlightening assignment! You can view more work at my new site!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Climate Change is Not Cool

I carried this hand-drawn sign in the Climate March over the Hudson back in April. I’m thrilled it will be included in a book, Posters for Change, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Thanks so much to the jury! (oil pastel and pencil on poster paper)

At the People's Climate March Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY

At the People's Climate March Over the Hudson, Poughkeepsie, NY
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Monday, July 24, 2017

Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling

Here’s a piece in today’s Washington Post, about  11 Mistakes Novice Grillers Make - and how to Avoid Them. As an avid griller, I learned some valuable tips from this story. This piece worked as a cover illustration in the Food section, but also as a series of smaller spots interspersed in the story. Thanks to art director, Amanda Soto, for a super tasty assignment! You can view my portfolio here!

Monday, July 10, 2017

The ABCs of Fiduciary Rules

Here's a piece in today's Wall Street Journal, for a story called The ABCs of The Fiduciary Rule. The article educates investors about new regulations which guide mutual fund sellers. I've been fortunate to collaborate with this great publication for over two decades. Thanks to art director Sheryl Dermawan for another tasty assignment. Below are sketches I submitted to the editors:

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Group Chat

Here's a full-page illustration for HR Magazine. It accompanies a story about how group chat software is catching on as a form of communication in businesses. Because of it's more informal and conversational nature, Millennials consider group chat a superior form of company interaction. Older workers still prefer the more formal format of email. This article weighs the pros and cons of these communication methods. Popular group chat brands include Slack and HipChat. Thanks to art director Mari Adams for a super-timely tech assignment! Please check out my new website here!

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!