Monday, November 27, 2006


In my continued ignorance of proper web design, I've created a template-based blog where you can purchase prints of my work via Paypal. I've got one piece up so far (The Great Discovery), but definitely look for more in the near future. I'm also accepting personal requests for prints of work you may have previously seen. Just email me at for an invoice.

I'd like to say these would make the perfect Christmas gift or something clever like that, but really, I just need this printer to pay for itself.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Last Man Standing 2 - My Three Rounds

For the past few months I've been involved in a four round competition on a forum-based website called It's been a great honor having my work shown alongside established industry professionals and other up and comers. The energy of the competition, from the anticipation of seeing each round go live, the excited response we all share in seeing each other's interpretation of a given topic, to the residual inspiration to work even harder when we see what we're up against, sets this competition apart from other annual type competitions where entries are mailed in. To read a more detailed writeup on The Last Man Standing, visit Art Director Irene Gallo's Blogspot. If you want to see some stellar artwork, here's a link to the third round of entries.

Below are my three entries all together, since I'm pretty sure I won't be showing a fourth!

The Great Discovery

The Escape Artist

Welcome to the Beginning of the End

Thanks for taking a look!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Day Trip to Montara, CA

My wife and I recently took a short drive out past San Francisco, down the coast along Highway 1 to a little town called Montara. She had been wanting to test out her newly acquired manual camera and I wanted to take a break from my illustration work to do some plein air sketching. In Montara, there's a quaint little hostel set up by a New England style lighthouse where my wife stayed two nights before our wedding. We made it a point to return when I picked her up the following morning. When we arrived, the sun was just starting to break through the overcast skies, which was a disappointment to me since I prefer overcast painting conditions, but it made for a beautiful day and we both got to enjoy 'working' with each other at our own respective craft.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Welcome to My Blog

Hello everyone! I've been keeping a couple online sketchbooks for over a year now, and finally decided it was time to make an official blog. It is my hope that I'll be updating this at least once a week with news, sketches, finished paintings, and any other random bits I may throw your way once in a while.

Let me start things off by announcing an upcoming show where I have a couple pieces hanging (shown above). The show is call "Tiny" and is running until Christmas at the Studio, a boutique gallery on Polk Street in San Francisco. The reception is on November 18th from 4 to 8 pm. Hope to see a few of you there!