Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Anthony Fantano

 

His melon is so filled with colorful music commentary, it could fill the state of Connecticut. This is Anthony Fantano,  the internet’s busiest music nerd. I’ve discovered so much great new music by watching his youtube channel, The Needle Drop. Check it out!





Friday, September 10, 2021

Cole Porter

 


Do an of you know how to Begin the Beguine? Maybe the brilliant songwriter, Cole Porter, knows the answer. Better yet, maybe the answer is right in the song. I better start listening to it!


Signed prints of this piece are available here, in my Etsy shop!





Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Henry David Thoreau


Sometimes it takes an eternity for one of my Etsy listings to find the right audience. But I’m thrilled to be sending out my very first print of this Henry David Thoreau portrait (I always include a bunch of fun postcards with every order). Thanks to all my customers!  

Signed prints of this piece are available here, in my Etsy shop!

Roscoe

 


Periodically, I draw pet portraits as commissions. I created this one of Roscoe, who recently passed over the rainbow bridge. As his family mourns his passing, they wanted a depiction of Roscoe in his favorite field, overlooking the Hudson Valley countryside.

 Please visit my Etsy shop to view more fun portraits! 



Saturday, July 24, 2021

Kurt Cobain

 


In serendipitous fashion, this city and musician helped to put each other on the map. The phenomenon of Kurt Cobain and his band, Nirvana, helped shine a spotlight on the vital Seattle music scene.  This late-great singer/songwriter will always be associated with the beautiful city he called home. This is part of a series called World Tour - in which I use maps and pages from an old atlas as canvases - painting images relating to the place on each map.


Signed prints of this piece are available here, in my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Mayan Face

 


In 1979, my parents visited the ancient Mayan site of Tikal in Guatemala. Recently, my father gave me the original map of the grounds, and I used it to channel this drawing.

Signed prints of this piece are available here (in my Etsy shop)!

A scan of the original drawing


Me holding the original 22 in by 22 in map drawing


Robespierre

 

On a recent visit to my local recycling center, I came across a mysterious book, Esoteric Astrology, which was published in 1913. It was filled with strange diagrams, as well as astrological charts of notable people. Heres a portrait of a key proponent of the French revolution, Maximilien Robespierre, drawn on his birth chart. Happy Bastille Day!