December 22, 2008

Paintings in Progress

A while ago I promised that I would post some progress shots (not very good ones) of the paintings I'm working on for my show in March at Hillyer Art Space. These are some shots I took over a month ago and while I realize they don't reveal much I think they are interesting glimpses into the work I'm doing. Don't worry though, I'll post more in the next couple of weeks! Enjoy!

December 15, 2008

Studio Gallery Presents Artomatic Artists

I'll be showing my last remaining painting from Artomatic 2008 at this show in January. I hope to see you there!

Studio Gallery Presents Artomatic Artists
Curated by Ellyn Weiss
January 7 - January 31, 2009
2108 R Street, NW Washington, DC

First Friday Reception
(part of Dupont Circle Galleries openings)
January 9, 6 - 8 pm
Meet the Artists Reception
Friday, January 16, 6 - 8 pm
Closing Reception
Thursday, January 29, 6 - 8 pm
Participating Artists:
Erin Antognoli, Kanchan Balse, Joan Belmar, BRASH, Gregory Ferrand, Pat Goslee, Genna Gurvich, Brian Hamill, Kate Hardy, Peter Harper, Brie Husted, Joanna Knox, Tracy Lee, Laurel Lukaszewski, Laura Peery, Fabian Rios Rubino, Luba Sterlikova, Veronica Szalus, Novie Trump

December 9, 2008

New Illustration

The following illustration was done for Education Week and accompanied an article exploring the cuts school districts may have to make as they compete for funds in the current economic crisis.

rough sketch

final illustration (graphite and colored in Photoshop)

December 4, 2008


I don't normally do commissions; it's never as pleasurable as doing my own work, but recently I made an exception due to the open collaborative process the commissioner agreed to. They came to me with an idea for a painting based on the Greek myth of Persephone and then let me go to town.

Here is the rough sketch we agreed on.

While thinking about how to portray the myth I knew that I didn't want to paint to a Greek woman in robes being kidnapped by Hades, I wanted an image that was a bit more contemporary. (read about the myth here)

And here is the final painting: acrylic on canvas (24"x36")