Investment Advisor

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I’m really pleased to share this series I illustrated for Investment Advisor magazine. The topic is heavy, depression and suicide among retired men, and I wanted the illustrations to carry that kind of weight as well. I decided to use textured, somewhat “messy” backgrounds with shaky graphic lines, and slightly uncomfortable designs for the figures…hopefully... Read More

Guitar Aficionado

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An amazing illustration commission came to me about a month ago. I was asked to illustrate a story about a 100 foot tall Honduran Mahogany that has become a legend to guitar makers. The tree was found and felled nearly 50 years ago, but it fell in a ravine and could not be extricated. 16 years later it was rediscovered, purchased, and it’s figuring and pattern (in the grain... Read More

Retirement Advisor

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Here are a few spots I did for Retirement Advisor magazine. The illustrations were all based on quotes by leading retirement-financial advisors. The “money-boat” was based on a quote about targeting areas where money is in motion. The party-goers under the stars illustrates a specific charitable event, “An Evening Under the Stars”. The original quote is about... Read More

Waitrose Kitchen

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I had a chance to learn about cricket! Waitrose Kitchen, the magazine of the British luxury supermarket chain Waitrose, asked me to do a series of illustrations to accompany a story about ‘team’ of cricket player chefs, restaurateurs and foodies. Unusual combination, but I always enjoy illustrating a topic I know very little about. Here are the drawings of the cricket... Read More

Made in New Jersey

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I’m excited to announce that I will be showing my work at Made in New Jersey, taking place at Gallery 51 in Montclair, NJ. Along with Studio 1482 illustrator Despina Georgiadis, and 8 other amazing illustrators (all living and working in NJ), we plan to show the great work that has, and continues to be created in the garden state. The show opens THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH so... Read More

Sketching The Line

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I’m honored to be included in the Canadian ART IN TRANSIT show “Sketching The Line”, an exhibition of reportage drawings made while of commuters and subway-goers. Back in 2007-8 I took advantage of my time on NYC subways by drawing anyone I could. For practice, yes, and because I just love to do it. I find that the older I get, my career and the opportunities presented... Read More

Public Speaking

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Apparently Pearson has been publishing this book for quite some time and was looking to update the cover. From what I was told they always use illustrated covers for this series, so I was thrilled when my work was selected for the ninth edition. Public speaking has never been my favorite activity, but it was a fun cover to do! And I hope it helps me warm to the idea of speaking... Read More