New studio mailer / poster.
Poster art for the 2013 Harvest Moon Ball in Harlem!
Client: Harlem Arts Alliance / Harlem Swing Dance Association
Art Directors: Yvonne Conybeare / Allison Jones
My latest project for Imago Dei.
Art Director: Paul Ramey
Poster art for this years theme of Incarcerated Youth. Information on the exhibition coming soon.
This image of a dove, originally created for the Wrestling with God poster series was re-used by Multnomah Publishers as the cover art for Rick McKinley's new book This Beautiful Mess.
Client: Multnomah Books / Random House
Art Director: Kristopher Orr
The final set of icons for the HDW series. Up next will be a line of products presenting the 9 images in a variety of media & materials
This years poster for the 2013 Love Portland event. A slight revision of last years graphic.
The second set of images for the HDW series.
A new image for Imago Dei illustrating peace in the midst of fear.
Client: Imago Dei / Art Director: Paul Ramey
May 10th was the opening reception for this years PNCA Illustration Juried Show. 50 fabulous works of art by the next generation of image-makers on display at the studio through the end of the month. A special thanks to our amazing faculty, and to the students, who continue to push the the bar higher each year.
Photography by Joshua Zirschky / http://jwzirschky.com/
After hundreds of drawings and a few years of work, I've finally completed my self-published book project Where the Spirit. A 44 page wordless graphic narrative, it tells the tale of an exiled scarecrow who finds its true identity while dancing with a wild, spirit-wind.
From the books forward:
Both of my children came out of dire situations in two far-away corners of the world. Due to the complexities and devastation of poverty, they had somehow been deemed expendable; they were treated as throw-away kids.
Over the last 20+ years, I’ve been witness to a mysterious interweaving between their nearly tragic origins and their maturation into individuals with profound creative abilities. As far away as the past may seem, its brokenness has always pulled at them, has always tried to claim them. But I've seen them begin to claim the past instead. I've seen them use music, craft, image, and story to pick up the broken pieces of their origins and put them back together in ways that are at once haunting and redemptive, achingly raw and startlingly new.
Where the Spirit is a symbolic narrative that tries to express the essence of the story they share with so many.
In this post along with preliminary sketches and finished illustrations, I've included pictures from the original photo shoot of my son posing as the main character.
The Release Party: Thursday April 25 / At The Imago Gallery - 512 NW 9th PDX / 7-10pm
Print and eBooks available soon.
I had the great pleasure of speaking at the innovative Vancouver School of Art & Academics this week. Monday was a lecture and slides, and today was a workshop with Crystal Zeller's fabulous Wednesday morning art class. I had the students create expressionist portraits, focusing on direct, aggressive mark-making. Working fast, we used charcoal blocks, colored chalk, and black ink on 18x24 inch sheets of paper. Needless to say, the students "got it", and created hundreds of beautiful images. Stay tuned for a show of the work in the school gallery later this month.
Thanks to Ms. Zeller and her gang of fearless young artists for a great morning of art making.
Poster design and typography for the 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference.
New poster designs for the NYC based theater group America-in-Play.
Cover art and interior section
illustrations for the new apocalyptic zombie novel by Alex C. Davis, Head Dead
New poster art for the Zihuatanejo International Guitar Festival
Winning image for SILA's 51th Exhibition.
Arab Spring / Client: Baylor Magazine (Baylor University) / Art Director: Randy Morrison
I had a fabulous 4 days in NYC over the weekend of October 5 to speak at the Society of Illustrators Educators Symposium, sharing about the illustration program at PNCA.
A series of studies for an article on the great African American leader and human rights activist. The project never went to final.
Client: San Francisco Chronicle