Monday, December 5, 2011

More Yellowstone Paintings.

I have been doing more of these spot illustrations for a map of yellowstone I will be illustrating for self promotion.
Above is an RV, which would be awesome to camp in one day.
Here is the Petrified Tree which was once struck by lightning and still stands.
Of course I had to paint Old Faithful!
Here are some buildings that are in the town of Mammoth which is in the North West part of Yellowstone National Park.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Small Jawn Show

Here is a drawing I did for a group show that is up at Part Time Studios on Frankford Ave. in Kensington. The variety of work at the show is quite large, and the pieces are all smaller works that are $150 and under.

"Cat in Tropical Foliage"
Pen on paper. $75

Saturday, November 5, 2011

England Drawings.

It used to be that when I would travel I would read a lot of books, but recently I found that I get more inspired to draw more in my sketch book. Many of these were done after visiting places in England like Kew Gardens, the V&A museum, and different places throughout the countryside.
My dad did the drawing of the thatched roof house with the smoke coming out of the chimney.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lady, You & Me.

Recently, I have completed this cover design and logo for the Philadelphia band Lady's new release, You & Me. I also did the type layout and design for the inside of the CD too. Lady is signed to Ropeadope, which is an awesome label!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Some Little Guys

In my spare time I am continuing to work on this personal project of making an illustrated map of Yellowstone National Park. These are little paintings that will be superimposed on a giant map that I also painted.
above: I reworked this painting of Lodgepole Pines.
below: The vintage tour bus, that still roams around the park.

Cape May House Portrait

Some details:

Pen and Ink on Simpson Equinox Paper. This was a private commission for a family friend.

Just found this.

From the My House Gallery show earlier this summer,
a little close up of my spread there that my friend Brad took.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sign Posted in Seaside Park, NJ.

I finally got to see the sign completed with the images that I illustrated that promotes keeping the bay water from being polluted and unsanitary. The images on the left side of the sign were all done by me!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Some Plant Paintings.

From my show on container gardening.
The window box features boxwood bushes, lily of the valley, pansies, and sweet potato vines.
Above features an apple tree, dahlias, anemones, and hostas.

My favorite was this maple tree in a claw foot bathtub.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gallery Show at Chapterhouse.

So after toiling over making as many new pieces as possible in a short amount of time, my show is being hung tonight, and the opening reception is tomorrow night! The show also features work by Drew Falchetta and will be up from July 8th to sometime through October.

The show is at Chapterhouse Cafe and Gallery
620 South 9th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147-2028 -
Friday July 8th, 2011. At 7pm

My work for the show is concentrating mostly on urban gardening in containers and found objects, and features portraits of numerous trees, bushes, and flowers. To me gardening in containers is challenging, but it is a nice release to be able to turn my concrete patio into a mini forest, and I know many gardeners share the same feeling. Walking around the city I always check out all of the window boxes, tubs, ceramic pots, and other objects that are full of various kinds of foliage. I thought it would be perfect to make a series of paintings for people who also have a green thumb in this concrete jungle.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pieces for my Show

Here's a couple additions to my show that is in July. The new pieces are all concentrating on container gardening. Some of the plants, such as these two, are in found objects .

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Reference Pictures

Inspire me and make me think of summer.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

New Stuff

Been working on a few new projects. One is this illustrated map of yellowstone that I posted about awhile ago. I've been doing little paintings of the different sites in the national park that will all be imposed on one big map painting for print.
I also just picked up a gallery show with one other artist in July which will be at a very nice coffee shop in Center City called Chapterhouse. I am putting a couple older paintings in the show but also doing part of a new series about urban gardening and container gardening, which I thought was an appropriate theme since it is almost summer!
This painting features an orange tree, some blackeyed susans, ferns, and a pretty little calico.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Yan Nascimbene

Here's his site.

This Weekend

Don't know who done it, but I like this poster alot.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coming in May

I'll be in this small group show with a few other people that I know, and don't know. I'm excited, as I feel I haven't been in any shows recently, it's time to get back into the groove.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

This Weekend

Tonight. Saturday March 19, 6-10
TrickGo presents "RECOVER: An Exhibition of remixed album Covers."
TrickGo Gallery & Boutique.
1135 Pine Street. Philadelphia
A bunch of artists were given old album covers to have their way with to collage, paint, or do whatever they wanted to remix them. TrickGo was the first place that I ever had a solo show, so I will definitely be there tonight showing some love.

Tomorrow. Sunday March 20, 3-5.
ELY Senior Illustration Thesis Show
At Hamilton Hall , Broad and Pine Streets.
University of the Arts.
The ELY's are such a defining moment of senior year at uarts. You spend months of planning, executing, reworking, etc. and as a result everybody ends up with lovely series of works to display to the school and to visitors. Good luck everyone. (There are awards involved.)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Keep the Bay Clean

The other part of this weekend I finished these pieces for a brochure and poster that my step mom and some other people are having printed for an environmental program in Seaside Park New Jersey, that promotes keeping storm drain and runoff water as clean and unpolluted as possible. There is a beautiful bay there, that many people enjoy crabbing, sailing, watching sunsets, and relaxing around.

A Green Weekend

I spent the first half of this weekend in March planting my new seeds for the spring/summer and repotting some cacti and succulents. I'm so excited to see what will actually grow for me! I have some tomatoes, spinach, mesclun greens, various herbs, green onions, and even cat grass for the cats to munch on.
I've never planted any seeds using these peat pellets, that expand into 1.5" round mounds of dirt, but I think they will work as my greens have already begun to sprout!
Below is my new jade plant I bought at the flower show, where I also purchased some special sand from arizona to put on the top of the soil.