Sunday, October 4, 2015

All Manner of Madness: Celebrating Alice in Wonderland

I'm so happy to be taking part in this group exhibit at Century Books in Pasadena. Hard to believe that it's been 150 years since Lewis Carroll published Alice in Wonderland. His sublime nonsense has inspired countless movies, art, books, comics, and so much more. Now it's our time to be inspired by "shoes and ships - and sealing wax - and cabbages and kings”. Hope you'll join me and my fellow illustrators Steven Corvelo, Kent Culotta, and Tanya Maiboroda as we share our own take on this timeless classic on Saturday, October 10th at 8:00 p.m. If you're not able to make it to the opening, the exhibit will run from Saturday, October 10th through Friday, October 23rd at Century Books, 1039 East Green Streetin Pasadena.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Montana Avenue Art Walk - July 16, 2015

I'm so thrilled to be taking part in the annual Montana Avenue Art Walk again this year! As always, there will be music, food, fun, and artists galore! Please stop by 1308 Montana Avenue from 5 to 9 pm. Thanks to Evelyn Lauchenauer and all the lovely people at Berkshire Hathaway for inviting me. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Meet the Artists - Tonight at Century Books

If you weren't able to come to last week's opening, I hope you'll stop by Century Books tonight to meet me, Steve Marosvolgyi and Bruce Hedges. The event starts at 8 pm and there will be wine, food and live jazz with Krys Mach. Hope to see you there tonight, May 2 any time after 8pm. Century Books, 1039 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Group Exhibit at Century Books in Pasadena

I'll be taking part in a group exhibit on Saturday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m. at Century Books in Pasadena.I hope you'll be able to come to the opening; if not, please be sure to visit Century Books next time you're in the area. This used bookstore, owned by Judith and Steve, is housed in a lovely old building on Green Street. In addition to books, the store features art exhibits in their upstairs gallery, live classical and jazz concerts, and other cultural events. 1039 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91106.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter's Eve

Somewhere in the frozen north, a girl and her fox gallop through the snowy landscape. Only the soft pad of the fox's paws break the frosty silence.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The 4" x 4" Sketch Challenge - Halloween Edition

This is the first in my new series of tiny sketch challenges. I thought it only fitting that, given the season, the theme should be Halloween. The rules are simple: make a small piece of art (4" x 4") with a Halloween theme. Use color, black and white, paint, pencil, charcoal, photos, collage - whatever medium you choose. And you don't have to be an artist to take part - it's just fun to try to make a picture in such a small space, like writing a one-line short story or doing a gesture sketch in life drawing. If you decide to join the challenge, post your tiny masterpiece on your blog or website and send me a link in the comments section so I can share. Oh - I just remembered one more rule - have fun!

This challenge is also posted on Facebook, and I'm happy to say some of my friends took up the gauntlet with style.

The first entry is from Suzy Block. She combined the 4 x 4 sketch challenge with her Doodle-A-Day project to come up with this fearsome pirate and his sweet Mini Me. Visit Suzy's Monkey 2 Monkey Blog to view all of her Doodle-A-Day entries.

Illustrator Kat McD has really gotten into the Halloween spirit by painting the Man in the Moon's face and using a couple of cleverly-placed clouds to suggest a ruffled collar and wisps of clown hair. I wonder if that's the Great Pumpkin he's watching over?

I really love Laurie Young's entry: a cute little trick-or-treater with vampire fangs and a bat headband.

Look at the way the moonlight silhouettes the witch's hat in this mysterious and moody entry from illustrator Steven Corvelo Those hauting yellow eyes really pull you into the picture.

From the mind of Jake Gordon: the Big Three of 1930s Universal Studios horror flicks: Frankenstein, the Mummy and the Wolfman.

Carah Smith's image evokes a sense of frantic danger, with the jagged wings of the bats mimicking the jagged teeth of the leering Jack O'Lantern. And is that a horde of zombies on the horizon? Yikes!

Mary Peterson has a unique take on the usually gloomy Edgar Allen Poe. This sunny yellow background makes him look (almost) cheerful!

This big-eyed black cat by Lois Keller reminds me of that old Groucho Marx quote: "A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."