Sunday, December 12, 2010


It's been a while since I've posted here. Busy busy I've been.
Here are a couple of Kickshaw card commissions. 

French sailor

and a portrait of a gentleman's two cuddly kitties!

There are many more up on my Etsy shop which you can peruse here:

Also, I'll be part of a show in Norfolk, Virginia in July.
Looking forward to working on 3 pieces for this show!
More to come soon.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Kickshaw Cave is UP!!!!

Finally! After much reading and drawing and typing I have put up 5 "Kickshaw Cards" on Etsy! All are original drawings on tea-stained paper in the traditional ACEO size, (2.5" x 3.5".)  I have many more to put in the shop, but am testing the waters, as this is a very new and exciting endeavor for me.
Hopefully, if all goes well, I will be putting more cards and eventually paintings up on the site. 
Just one more step closer to working as an artist instead of working and being an artist.
Take a look!


Monday, August 30, 2010

City Arts Magazine

My piece, " Flight of the Mustache Monster," has made it into the Tacoma issue of City Arts Magazine as a supplement to Michael Magee’s poem “Kafka 9-1-1.”

Looks like I'll be hunting down a copy this week to see how it came out. I'm very happy to be part of this great publication!

Friday, August 13, 2010

When mountains smoke...

It has been quite a while since I've updated and I do apologize.  Regardless of lack of updates, I have been working on a series of paintings in hopes of presenting a decent body of work to the world. Here are a couple of pics of the things I've been working on. 


Also, it seems I may have something in a local publication in the near future!

And finally, I had the pleasure of sitting for photographer Daniel Carrillo for these ambrotypes.
Please check out his lovely portraits here:


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More and more and more sketches.

Cut up some watercolor paper this evening in hopes of starting something grand.
We shall see.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

One more sketch from the book...

It seems that at the moment all I'm doing is sketching and very little painting. It always feels a little weird when this happens... as if I'm neglecting something. However, I'm very happy with where these sketches are leading. Paintings to follow soon.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Four drawings available.

I have unearthed four drawings from late last year that I'm offering for purchase. All come unframed. My studio has become a cluttered mess and I need to make room for new things! The medium is carbon, graphite and colored pencil on paper.

If interested, email me at:

(Top) "Medusa"
(Bottom) "Peony Ghost"

(Top) "Poppy"
(Bottom) "Winter"

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


It seems it has been a while since I've posted anything here. The advancing summer days have left me somewhat distracted it seems.
I've been sketching a great deal and here are three from the sketchbook, all expanding and exploring on the idea of folklore.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010



Watercolor on paper
3 3/4" x 4 7/8"

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I have been working on things in small bursts. The first is a progress shot of a piece based on the idea of a woman who became lost and died in a vast forrest and now lures victims to the same fate. 

It's been an interesting process working in watercolor on a  larger format. This one is about 18" x 24."

This second piece I actually started almost a year ago and have now finally been able 
to begin painting on it again. Lots of masking to do... and I hate masking.
It's actually based off a Goya painting, "St. Francis Borgia Exorcising," by Francisco Goya, 1788.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Something from the sketchbook.

I recently finished reading the book, "Summer of the Ubume," by Natsuhiko Kyogoku. These sketches are inspired by the story. Except the floating beard-head... I'm really not sure where that came from. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Flight of the Mustache Monster.

Watercolor on paper.

Finally completed this little guy.
Secretly sneaking into homes,
collecting hair to add to his glorious mustache. 

Sunday, January 24, 2010


"Winter in Chernobyl," watercolor on paper.
This piece I did after watching a show about searching for ghosts in Chernobyl 23 years after the disaster. It's so haunting there. Everything left in place.

Little Bits.

A couple of paintings from last year.

"Bukkake Mountain" and "3 Moons." Both are watercolor on paper.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

This is the first post here and I hope to continue. Mostly updates on pieces and art business.
I'll even attempt to write things of interest, even if they only interest me.

The first here is a progress shot of 2 small watercolors I am working on.
On the left, "Soothsayer" and on the right, "Flight of the Mustache Monster." Although, now that I think of it, I might re-name them.