Unicycle Brand Contest Entry

I had a lot of fun painting this piece, I haven’t entered a contest like this since I was in art school. I did this painting for a contest hosted by Unicycle Brand. To enter the contest artists had to use one of the reference photos provided by the website to do a piece of…

Postcard Illustration: Octo-Samurai

I wanted it to be something epic. I always liked the over the top fights in anime and martial arts movies so I decided to go in that direction when working on the illustration. This piece is an illustration for my promotional postcards I’m sending out to potential editorial clients. The inspiration came from a…

Creative Book Review 1: Make Art Make Money by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens

“It is foolish to think we can’t be both artists and entrepreneurs , especially when Henson was so wildly successful in both categories.” -Elizabeth Hyde Stevens  Originally published in 2013, Make Art Make Money isn’t your typical book with 10 lessons that will set you on the path to greatness. It doesn’t give you a…

Your Art Matters

Your Art Matters 18 x 24 in Acrylic, spray paint, watercolor, ink, gouache and paint marker This is a poster I made for my classroom for my students as a reminder that the art they do matters. The idea sprang from a conversation I had with Bea Jackson about complements people give us (artists); things…