It Is A Mystery

Ink, colored pencil, & oil. Big thanks to Clay and Gunnar for cooperating with the prior photo shoot.



An unforgettable man. Scratchboard. Featured in this year's llest of Ill Exhibition. I'm grateful that it was Froilan's sister who purchased this piece.

Before New York

Assignment: editorial illustration about the Mannahatta Project. This excerpt influenced my concept...

"You might find it difficult to imagine today, but 400 years ago there was a red maple swamp right here in Times Square," he said one day not long ago, as he waited for the light to cross Seventh Avenue. Dressed in black jeans and a Windbreaker, he didn't look much different from the tourists beside him on the curb. But unlike them, in his mind he was following a trail along a swampy creek that disappeared beneath the entrance to the Marriott Marquis Hotel at the corner of Broadway and West 46th Street. "Just over there was a beaver pond," he said, as a bus rumbled by. "It would have been a good place for deer, wood ducks, and all the other animals associated with streams. Brook trout probably, as well as eels, pickerel, and sunfish. It would have been much quieter, of course, although today's not so bad."

Organic Popcorn Label

I learned an oil rub technique in class and then used it in a commission piece.
This fellow is the friendly manager of the Sarasota Farmer's Market.

Self Portraits

Homages to Parmigiano & Picasso.
First is acrylic on clayboard, second is oil on canvas.