Monday, October 15, 2012

Recent Magazine illustrations

Over the summer I worked on a few illustrations for a couple of magazines that are currently on newsstands. The first one above was for Boca Raton Magazine and was for a story about the upcoming Presidential debate that will be held at Lynn University in Boca Raton.

The University loved this illustration and asked to use it on the main poster that will be put up all along the campus and handed out to attendees of the debate.  

I had a lot of fun doing the second illustration for the article peppering notables like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart and others throughout.

The next set of illustrations I did for an article in Salt Lake Magazine about Twi-hard moms and the obsession with teen literature. 

The Hunger Games vs Twilight illustration was particularly fun to do. Poor Edward, not much he can do but bite stuff. ;-)

Both issues are on newsstands in Utah and Florida through the end of the month. You can read the Twi-hard Moms article here and the Presidential debate article here

Friday, October 05, 2012

Ltd. Art Gallery's "B: A Tribute to B-Movies Show"

I'm really excited that I was invited to be a part of Ltd. Art Gallery's "B: A Tribute to B-Movies Show" that will have it's opening tonight in Seattle! A lot of great artists will be a part of this show and I couldn't be prouder to be in the mix with them.

It was tough trying to decide on what to do for it but I decided to go with a portrait of one of my favorite actors who got his start in a popular B-Movie — Steve McQueen from "The Blob." The piece is 9 x 12 inches, painted with Gouache, India ink and ink wash on watercolor paper.

If you stop by the gallery tonight or while the show's up and take a picture of it, please feel free to send it to me. I'll post it here and give you credit for the pic!


Levi Hastings, another amazing artist who participated in the show, was kind enough to take a pic of Steve at the opening for the show last night. 

Thanks Levi! Be sure and check out his website to see his art and his amazing "Death Becomes Her" piece that's also in the show! 


The "Beware of the Blob" piece is now up for sale over at Ltd. Art Gallery's website! If you'e interested, you can purchase the piece here!

Monsters, Movies & The Dude Opening

Wow. That's the best way for me to describe the amazing turn out for my solo show Wednesday night. I am extremely humbled by all the old friends and new fans that turned out to look at my stuff. Also a big thanks to everyone who purchased my work, I'm extremely grateful to all of you.

Here are a few photos from the opening. I've dedicated a page on my website that I'll update with more photos from the show sometime this weekend so check back on there soon!

I'll be appearing on CBS KUTV-2's morning show Monday, Oct. 8 around 7:20'ish promoting the show so if you live in Utah, set your DVR's for it!

Again, thank you for everyone that turned out and if you couldn't make it, the show will be up all month long at the IJ & Jeanne Wagner Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City.

Having a conversation about my "Young Frankenstein" pieces with cartoonist Pat Bagley.

It's Darren Ewing in 2-D and 3-D!!

My artwork stretched all the way down the length of the hallway.
My wife Nicole and I in front of her favorite piece from the show.
I think it might have something to do with Chris Hesmworth being in it.