December 7, 2007

New Illustration

The following illustration was done for Education Week and accompanied an article demonstrating the failings of the "What works Clearinghouse" (WWC), an initiative of the Institute for Education Sciences and designed to "help the education community locate and recognize reliable evidence to make informed decisions," and to "provide educators with a central and trusted source of scientific evidence of what works in education." Whew!

rough sketch

final drawing ( i scrapped the original layout and, at the directions of the art director, made it less "cartoony")

Final illustration colored in Photoshop

A Year in Review:

This year was especially good to me as I move forward in my career as a fine artist and illustrator and I want to thank all of you who have supported me and my work by going to my shows, by purchasing my paintings and prints, and by sending me your kind words of encouragement and by spreading the word about my art. Thank you so much and I look forward to more of a good thing in the New Year!
Speaking of new things, this year I finally added a blog to my website where you can check in regularly to find out what I am up too and get a better idea of how I work. In 2008, I'm hoping to include photos of paintings as they develop, stay tuned!

If you are looking for a special gift for someone this holiday season, please consider buying a limited edition print of one of my paintings. In April I finally was able to make limited edition archival prints available on my website.

Note: If you do not see a print of the painting you would like, please email me and I can make a special order for you.
Also, if you are interested in purchasing a print, live in the DC area, and would like to avoid the additional shipping and handling costs by picking the print up yourself, please contact .

- Transformer Gallery's 4th Annual Silent Auction, Washington, DC
(this was the second year I was asked to participate in this, had a great time, and witnessed a little bidding battle for my piece)

- Artist Collaberation, Art Whino Gallery, Alexandria, VA
- Arts on Foot, Penn Quarter, Washington, DC
(this was a wonderful event, and I definitely plan on doing it again next year!)
- ArtRomp20, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
- One Word Project, Arts Club of Washington, Washington, DC
- Art in Heat, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC
- Artomatic, Washington, DC
- Everything but the Kitschen Sync, La luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

(my first show outside of DC…. Looking forward to more!)
- In a Land Far, Far Away, DCAC. Washington, DC


It looks like next year will be just as busy and exciting as this year as I work on a new huge (I’ll explain later) series of paintings, a children’s book for Rolling Thunder, Inc., and begin work on a big public awareness ad campaign for a very important international ad agency (look for news about that in January), and begin lining up shows! I’ll make sure to keep you up-to-date and please keep reading the Blog and checking in for new paintings!