Saturday, August 25, 2018

The Magic Harp

I recently went on a tour of Ireland - a long time bucket list item has finally been checked off! It was a very inspiring trip to say the least. I wish I was Irish!

My favorite sights were the Cliffs of Moher and the Killarney National forest, where we spotted a red buck! These two things, along with a few stories that our tour guide shared, inspired me to come up with two new illustrations.



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer in the City

Summertime is a great time to catch up on personal projects that get put on the back-burner, and luckily for me, I was able to create an image that also served as a promotional postcard for The CAT Agency, who represents my work. This image was inspired by a trip to Miami to see the Wynwood Wall murals.



River Days

One of my favorite places on the planet is "the last best place" - Montana. I've visited my friends there several times over the past few years to go hiking, camping, rock climbing, hunting, etc. And so I was thrilled to get a featured illustration assignment from a local MT magazine called Outside Bozeman. The had me illustrate a story about fly fishing and here's how it turned out! Check out their summer 2018 issue to read the whole thing ;)


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Friends Forever

I just finished this digital painting for a promotional postcard mailer. It was inspired by my trip to Florence after visiting the creepy-cool San Miniatio cemetery. It's titled "Friends Forever". Enjoy!


Grit and Grace

I'm so excited to announce that Grit and Grace: Heroic Women of the Bible is published and available! I just got my gratis copies in the mail yesterday and it turned out beautifully :)
This book is so inspiring for girls and women alike! Hope you pick up a copy and enjoy.


Friday, August 4, 2017

Cosmic Canvas Studio

I am excited to announce that I have joined the Cosmic Canvas Studio team as their Director of Illustration!


CCS is a entertainment company started by Andrew Pourciaux, a brilliant storyteller who can't stop writing hilarious content such as the audioplay We're So Bad at Adventuring, and books with ridiculously long titles such as Lady Almington Burns Down an Orphanage (and adopts 30 children). It's an honor and a joy to work with the entire CCS crew - they're brilliant, passionate, and totally amazing people!

I have had the privilege of illustrating the covers for such books, the most recent being The 20 (almost) Executions of Lady Almington. And since I'm allowed to do a cover reveal....here it is! This title will be for sale soon, but in the meantime be sure to visit www.cosmiccanvasstudio.com and take a look around. Lot's a fun stuff to explore.






Drawing in Italy!

I just got back from teaching a 5-week drawing course in Florence, Italy for Studio Art College International's (SACI) Late Spring Term. It was amazing!!

Several students from Ringling College attended the program and were able to earn 6 credits for their elective classes, as well as gain invaluable life-changing/personal growth experiences - one of the main advantages to studying abroad.

Having studied in Florence twice as a student, I was thrilled to return and have the opportunity to be the one doing the teaching. Class met three times a week for 6 hours each. This gave plenty of time to draw from the live model, have a lecture and/or demo, then head outside to explore and observe the city's many sites and museums. We drew on location from famous sculptures and paintings, and sketched historically significant buildings.

It was a fabulous, overstimulating, inspirational time! We saw so much that I can't even begin to recount it all here.  Let's just say I have a giant pile of museum ticket stubs saved in the back pocket of my sketchbook! Since there's so much to cover, I'd like to share just a few highlights and pages from my sketchbook.