Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sketchbooks & New Materials

It's always a joy to open up a box containing new art materials such as brushes, paints, paper etc.,
I just received a package yesterday and dove into it, ready to have some fun!
For years I have basically used a 2b pencil for most of my sketching and drawing. However, I just
got into using an H and I have to tell you I was amazed how this little change altered my approach.
It just feels good.
Shown here are various pages from my sketchbook. Some are done with the H pencil and others are brush and ink sketches which I use as an exercise to loosen up each day.

The one titled "New People" was just some random sketching done on a page. I then inked it and colored it in photoshop and made a mock book cover which I just might use. Not sure yet.

Also shown is a recent cover I did in ink and watercolor for The Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Thanks Nina for the art direction!
Please click on images to enlarge.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

TODAY: Poor Man's Garden Party

Come to the "Poor Man's Garden Party" 2pm - 7pm which is hosted by the Goat & Compass Pub located at 710 N. 4th Street in Wilmington, NC. The party benefits Nourish NC. There will be live music, live painting, BBQ, Guinness and much more. For more info go to the G&C website
My wife Chris will be selling her jewelry and I will be selling paintings and cardboard art including new additions to the popular "PROFILES" series.
The pieces shown here will be available. Please click on image to enlarge.
Chris's work can be found at Goodsmith's under C2 designs

Hope to see you there!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Made in NC this Weekend!

The Brooklyn Arts Center  here in Wilmington, NC will be hosting "Made in NC" this Friday 3pm-9pm and Saturday 11am-6pm. A bunch of great art from artists of North Carolina. Check out their site  for more info and a look at the artists. Stop by and visit me!

Here are a few pieces I will be featuring for sale. Please click image to enlarge

Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Cardboard Pieces!

Shown here are some new cardboard pieces I just finished. All are done in acrylic and ink on 9 x 12
sheets of cardboard signed and ready to ship. I will hold onto these for three days and then they are off to a retailer so act quick if you are interested. E-mail me at

BTW, I will be setting up a blog soon totally devoted to these cardboard pieces. Thanks for checking in.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

Comic Book Cardboard

Here are some new comic book inspired pieces on cardboard. Each measures 9 x 12 and are priced at the insane reasonable price of $20 each.
If you are interested please message me on Facebook or e-mail me

But "hurry." whatever does not sell by Thursday is going into my retail bin and will be shipped out.
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Monday, February 10, 2014

New Product / Popular Cardboard Art

Shown here is my "one of a kind" cardboard art display. These hand painted box displays each contain 25 original hand painted pieces of art on cardboard and are available for retail sale or can be purchased as a gift set for $625 including shipping and handling. A real deal!
Place your order now before I run out of paint or join the circus.

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Retro, Decorative & Zany

I have a love of using decorative elements in my work. The influences of Picasso, Chagall & Leger
left their mark on me. However, growing up in the 60s, the Silver Age of comics had a huge impact on me as well. I lived and breathed Marvel comics and the adventures of The Fantastic Four, Captain America, Daredevil, Spiderman. Thor etc., etc., . I also took in all those wacky ads which were featured throughout the inside and back covers of those great comics advertising Sea Monkeys, X-Ray Glasses and Lessons on how to throw your voice or develop "manly" muscles so you don't get the shit beat out of you at the beach.  Damn, those were good times!

Here are three new cardboard pieces showing examples of Retro, Decorative and ....Zany.