Friday, April 24, 2009

Love Me

This peregrine falcon chick is painted on a piece of the most delicious vintage wallpaper. My newest purchase and most prized possession to date is a 1961 wallpaper sample book. It is enormous and inspires by simply touching the cover.

Peregrine falcon chicks have infiltrated my subconscious, I have become obsessed with the little guys. Their cuteness is unbearable.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I painted this last fall but was never fully satisfied with it. I need more pieces for my show in August, so I decided to rework this one. This little duckling will never be lonely.

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Totem of Terror

This is a commissioned piece for my pals Olivia and Mark. I call it The Totem of Terror. The only instructions they gave me was that they wanted a painting of their 3 dogs (from top to bottom) Carter, Chewy, and Coltrane. I was drunk with artistic power!

I am 100% certain that this is how they spend their time when mom and dad are not around. You can tell by the sparkle in their eyes that they are up to no good and that is why I like them so much.

This is a decent-sized piece, 28"x40". I met Carter for the first time and the portrait of him is actually larger than he is in reality. My dogs thought that we had brought a hamster into the house.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A Book So Cute, It Makes Me Feel Sick

Holy lord, I just bought the mother load of all bird books. Baby Bird Portraits by George Miksch Sutton. The cover is too much-I felt sick because of the high level of cuteness. I don't like to associate cute with art but I will make an exception this time.
I can't take it, I need to lie down.

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Grandma's Kitchen Wallpaper!

This is my Grandma's actual kitchen wallpaper!! The last time my mom visited my Grandfather she took these photos for me. The weird thing is that I never remembered birds being in the design.
I couldn't even begin to count the number of bologna sandwiches I ate sitting in front of that wallpaper. Seeing it again makes me so happy. I hope my Grandma knows how greatly she impacts the art that I do today. I love and miss you Grandma!