I was recently approached by Minted.com to teach a lesson for their Minted Creativity Camp - a camp for 5-18 year old art students. I was happy to help and decided to create a lesson on blind contour drawing. Creating the lesson was great experience for the drawing course that I'm in the process of developing. Check out the video by clicking on the image below or using this link.
A new collection of works will be coming outing in June 2020, titled PAOLO & FRANCESCA, featuring the tragic lovers immortalized in Dante's "Inferno" and Rodin's "The Kiss". Subscribers to my Studio Newsletter will get first access to the new work in early June.
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than a feature by Minted of both mine and Lauren’s work. The feature touches upon how lucky Lauren and I are to have an artist as a spouse. Click on the image below to see the feature!
Theseus and the Minotaur II, latex paint on canvas, 55 x 60", 2019
Revisiting a subject from 2016, this painting portrays the brutal encounter between the hero Theseus and the monstrous Minotaur. Some accounts describe the hero as taking the Minotaur by surprise and slaying him with his bare hands. Like the 2016 piece, I have purposely blurred the distinctions between who is the monster and who is the hero in the scene.
David with the head of Goliath, latex paint on canvas, 43 x 55", 2019
In this painting, the biblical hero David holds the severed head of Goliath, following their brief and surprising battle. The theme (a long tradition in painting and sculpture) portrays a key moment in the biblical narrative, and celebrates the story of a humble shepherd overcoming a more powerful enemy with courage and precision.
Earlier in September, Lauren and I had the great opportunity to visit the "Andrea del Verrocchio: Sculptor-Painter of Renaissance Florence" exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. While there, I studied the amazing paintings, sculptures and drawings of the Italian master.
Studies of a terracotta "Sleeping youth" and the painting of "Saint Jerome" by Verrocchio
Study of a small bronze sculpture of a nude male, title "Il Pugilatore" or the boxer
Famous Spearman, charcoal and pastel on paper, 11 x 14", 2019
Glorious Achilleus, charcoal and pastel on paper, 11 x 14", 2019
I'm so thrilled to be able to share images of my work in the home of collectors. Jordan and Hayley have numerous pieces of mine and Lauren's work, and we've been dying to see them installed. We can now share beautiful photos of two of my paintings in their impressive home. Click on the image below to see a feature (starting on page 22) in Bear Mountain Life Magazine with amazing photos and an incredible story about their dream home in the mountains of Vancouver.
Swift Runner Achilleus, charcoal and pastel on gray-toned paper, 11x14", 2019
Godlike Achilleus, charcoal and pastel on gray-toned paper, 11x14", 2019
This post shares the first 2 works from my recent drawing series "ACHILLEUS" featuring the Homeric hero Achilles once he's entered the battle of Troy. These new drawings are brutal, dynamic and beautiful like their classical inspiration.
Brilliant Achilleus, charcoal and pastel on gray-toned paper, 11 x 14", 2019
Greathearted Achilleus, charcoal and pastel on gray-toned paper, 11 x 14", 2019
Coming in August, a new drawing series: "ACHILLEUS". For a first look at the new drawings, sign up for my studio newsletter.