Wednesday, November 6, 2013


I'm submitting this piece to the ArtOrder Inspiration challenge.  When I began the piece, I cleared my mind, and began to sketch the things that I like, that make me happy, that fulfill me.  These things, I knew, must spring from whatever source inspires me.  Even though, at the time, I couldn't have named the source.

I saw the image, a sunset on the Great Blasket Islands of Ireland populated by a pensive faun, unfolding and I was hard pressed to put that inspiration behind the piece into words.  I think I have it now. 

As I explore this world of ours, across the globe or down the block, I am always thinking about the past beneath my feet and in front of my eyes.  What was here before?  Who or what, walked here, hunted here, loved and struggled here?   I'm talking about both the natural world and the human world, and the myriad places where they meet everyday.

Those questions are fascinating to me.  And knowing that our human stories, myths, struggles, and glories aren't where this world will end makes those questions even more important.  Who will look on our relics and wonder about our time? That's the whole of what inspires me: noticing a piece of the old world, thinking of its past, how it's changed, what life has passed through, and how it may change again.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dusk on Great Blasket

 A new piece for Art Order's Inspiration challenge.  It's still coming along.  Slowly but surely.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Color Final

Here is the color final for my first completed image from, "Villain".

Thursday, November 1, 2012

New book

Here is a wip for an image in a children's book I'm putting together.
More to come as I refine and recolor the image.  I'm at the stage where I have a few color sketches that are so rough and nice, but that obscure some of the pencil work that I want to show through.  So begins the drafts of color.   And loads of computer fun.

I hope you enjoy them.  I'll post more in the next several days as I finish it up.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Recent works

Here are a few of my most recent pieces.  


Near Extinction




Dawn of Man


Monday, November 28, 2011

Standing Among Stones

Another new piece for the January show, Vantage Point down at NCC in Naperville Illinois.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Shadow Walk WIP

Here's the beginning of a work in progress. "Shadow Walk" We'll see how well I can meld faun and stone.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Here is another new one. I was given some great advice from my buddy Nick about some light streaming in as slanted shafts to dapple the area with light and lead the eye to the hiding faun a little more effectively. I'm gonna try it out. I'll post it up after I've made the changes. I hope you like it!