Really into Skulls

I finished another painting! And it’s another animal skull! It is a 12×16″ inch original watercolor painting of a giant pheasant skull. Matted to 11×14″ and framed to 14×18″. The frame is much more beautiful in person. My iPhone does not do the image justice photographing through the glass, but you can see a high-resolution scan Read more about Really into Skulls[…]

Mini Paintings of Paradise, Costa Rica 

We had an absolutely amazing trip to Costa Rica this month! Days and days of adventure in the sun, water, mountains, and surrounded by animals. The food was spectacular and the views, beautiful. When a break was needed from our non-stop go,go,go adventures, I took some time to paint tiny watercolors of my tropical surroundings. Read more about Mini Paintings of Paradise, Costa Rica […]

Solo Art Exhibit at iYo Cafe in Somerville, MA

For the entire month of June I will be exhibiting some of my brightest watercolor paintings in a  Solo show at the iYo Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, Ma! Though the subject of the work varies, the collection was assembled primarily for its warm-weather feel. I would describe the bunch as a simple, whimsical celebration Read more about Solo Art Exhibit at iYo Cafe in Somerville, MA[…]

Beach Beauty – Just for Fun Painting of the Summer

I’ve finished a new painting! in an effort to hold onto the summer sun for as long as possible, I decided to paint, just for fun, a picture of this beach beauty. It’s not often that I paint a picture for no reason other than my own entertainment, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to Read more about Beach Beauty – Just for Fun Painting of the Summer[…]

Blue Feather Fascinator

As part of my development of a new style, and an effort to get into fashion illustration, here is a practice piece of a girl with a blue feather fascinator. In this piece my aim was to loosen up with my rendering and incorporate an outline into my work in order to make my painting Read more about Blue Feather Fascinator[…]

The Spider Princess

So! Lately I have been working on a new style of illustrating. Most of my paintings to date have been highly detailed, meticulously rendered, very realistic images where every inch of paper is belabored over to achieve an evenly finished surface. The end result is a painting that glows, but it is not a terribly Read more about The Spider Princess[…]

The Devil’s Hopyard

Here is a new watercolor landscape that I made of a state park in southern Connecticut. I was drawn to the name of the park more than anything; it is called “The Devil’s Hopyard” and is located in East Haddam. Earlier this month I was hiking this park with a few friends. The forest there is Read more about The Devil’s Hopyard[…]

Old Worlds New Views, Exhibition of Artworks from Ghana and Sicily.

Woo! Life is busy right now. I recently started a new job as Head of Advertising and Promotion at the University of Hartford Art School MFA in Illustration Program, and I just got back from New York Comic Con! Now, I will be on the road again this Thursday to hang my next show. This Read more about Old Worlds New Views, Exhibition of Artworks from Ghana and Sicily.[…]

Lowell Open Studios, October 6th & 7th, 2012.

In less than two weeks, over 140 local artists of Lowell, MA will open their doors to the public for the 12th annual Lowell Open Studios Event. With over fifteen studio locations throughout the heart of Lowell, this two day event is a great opportunity for the community to buy original and reproduced artworks straight Read more about Lowell Open Studios, October 6th & 7th, 2012.[…]

Aquarius Mermaid

Another painting not yet discussed on the web, this is a recently commissioned tattoo design. The patron is an Aquarius, and wants her next tattoo to be a mermaid fused with Aquarian symbolism. The painting is fairly small in person–about 6 or 7 inches tall. Painted with watercolors and outlined in colored microns on cold Read more about Aquarius Mermaid[…]

Series of Sicily

After spending Spring break 2012 in Sicily as part of a travel & art class at University of Hartford, I came back to the United States ready to make artwork about what struck me most during my time abroad. I am extremely proud of these three paintings. They can be viewed larger in the color Read more about Series of Sicily[…]

Modern Dancers

Last painting done for my senior thesis! This one is of two modern dancers whom I photographed at the University of Hartford Hartt School. They were a joy to photograph, and provided my camera with all sorts of elegant  and gravity defying shots. I chose to paint this particular pose because it felt most personal Read more about Modern Dancers[…]

Field Watercolors from Sicily

I addition to keeping a sketch book while in Sicily, I also did a lot of sketching in watercolor. Sometimes a camera just doesn’t capture the full experience. When a camera takes a picture, the lighting is always a little different from what the eye is seeing. A camera focuses on everything instead of letting Read more about Field Watercolors from Sicily[…]

Paintings for Wine Labels: The Walrus and Penguin

Today I’ve added two new paintings to the Illustration gallery. This set of two was designed for my advertising illustration class to appear on bottles of wine. Our assignment was to come up with two different wine labels, done in a comparable style, that features two different animals: one for white wine, and one for Read more about Paintings for Wine Labels: The Walrus and Penguin[…]