Monday, December 22, 2014

HAIR



Hey Everyone ,

Happy Holidays!  I just finished up my newest poster art for the Walter Gloor Mainstage stage series at Fredonia State University. Thanks to Tom Loughlin for bringing me back on the project. Enjoy! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Alberto Rey and the Bagmati River Arts Project, Kathmandu, Nepal



My good friend and colleague Alberto Rey is a great artist who has exhibited all over the world . His series "Biological Regionalism" is an ongoing multimedia project that brings art and science together to bring awareness to the ever changing environmental landscape of local wildlife and vegetation that is often ignored. Recently he is attempting one of his most ambitious projects to date:

Bagmati River Arts Project, Kathmandu, Nepal

In his own words he describes the project :


"A few months after my Burchfield Penney exhibition opened, I was invited to create an international touring art exhibition that would bring awareness to the plight of the sacred but polluted Bagmati River that flows through Kathmandu, Nepal. There is substantial community support for the project in city but due to their economic struggles, I am doing the needed fundraising for the project through Hatchfund. We raised $9000 and are close to reaching the minimum to do the project. We need another $4000 to close the gap by the end of the month. "

Currently he is trying to raise the necessary funds to complete the project and I felt the need to share in order to help him realize this important and thought provoking project. 

To learn more about this project and to donate, you can 



Friday, October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A MIdsummer Night's Dream


Hi Everyone,

  Been a bit of time since my last post but the easel has been full with paintings that I have yet to photograph and yet to clear NDA's. This new image is the first poster for Fredonia University's 2014-2015 theatre season. Tom Loughlin was the director on this one and I had a blast painting it. Enjoy!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Win/Place/Show: Pops- 24x18 oil on panel



Hi everyone ,
 I recently photographed some paintings I've finished up in the last couple of months and will be putting them up on the blog throughout the coming weeks. Enjoy ! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Jenny Lin - for the New Yorker



 I was recently fortunate enough to be commissioned again by the New Yorker to paint a portrait of famed pianist Jenny Lin. Thanks again to Jordan Awan for the opportunity to work with him again.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just For Me #2



Hi Everyone ,
  Here is the second of two illustrations that I did for a collection of short stories by author Michael Yachnik. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Just for Me



Hi everyone . Here is a piece I recently finished up for a collection of short stories by author Michael Yachnik. It's a self published project which illustrators were invited to collaborate with Michael and it was a blast. Hope you enjoy and look out for another piece from this project soon!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Party People


Hi Everyone,
     Recently I was asked by AD Jordan Awan from the New Yorker to illustrate an article by Hilton Als about an off broadway production of Ed Bullins' The Fabulous Miss Marie. This marks the first illustration that I've done for the New Yorker and  it has been a publication that I've wanted to work with since I became an illustrator. Thanks again to Jordan Awan for giving me an oppritunity to work with him and I hope you enjoy the painting and the article that it illustrates. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

"Out To Pasture" Illustration for the National Labor Federation 2016 Calendar

Hi Everyone ,

   I was recently contacted by Mike Petteys, Art Director for the National Labor Federation calendar to do a illustration based off of the Farm Workers for the month of June. I was sent out to document the dairy farm workers that work around the nearby city of Syracuse and create a painting that went along with an article encouraging students to volunteer their semester breaks. The illustration is titled out to pasture because reflects the expendability of farm workers (whose average life span is somewhere around 40 years old) and their unfortunate parallels with dairy cows who have lost their ability to produce work and as a result are discarded by being put out to pasture ( where they are eventually sold to meat processing facilities) in order to make way for newer cows. Special thanks to Chuck Pyle  for recommending me for this amazing project.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RENT



Just finished up my final poster for the 2013-2014 season SUNY Fredonia's Dept. of Theatre and Dance performance season. This last one is for the musical RENT. Enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Shape of Things


Hey Everyone,
  Here is a new poster I just finished up for SUNY Fredonia's Department of Theatre and Dance . Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NItza Villapol for SAVEUR Magazine




          Here is a recent portrait painting I recently completed of famed Cuban nutritionist Nitza Villapol for this month's SAVEUR Magazine. Thanks to Dave Weaver for the opportunity to work with him again.