In September, I went to find artistic inspiration
in the South of France… I found myself in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I found
exactly what I needed… I sat here all day sketching in my sketchbook and coming
up with new drawings and paintings.
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September I attended the “Carrières de Lumières” art show in Le
Baux-de-Provence, France – just outside Saint Rémy-de-Provence, France. It was an art show of artwork of Monet,
Renoir, Chagall, among others –projected onto the quarries’ huge walls, pillars
and floor. The entire room engulfed and surround you with artwork. It was a
very different way to experience art at such a LARGE scale.
location was inside a cave of quarries…. The quarries were dug out over the
years to extract the bauxite and limestone used to build the village of Les
Baux as well as many of the limestone buildings in Paris.
It was really hard to capture in a photograph… also above is a picture
when the lights were dim so you can see a scale of how large the cave is. It’s
open until Jan 5th 2014 if you are in the area.
I was fortunate to
have two beautiful French sisters poise for my painting “Beautiful New
Adventures” for my upcoming Paris show. They were incredible muses and their
help and enthusiasm helped make one of my favorite paintings – this painting
took about 3 months to paint and the luggage took a lot of patience and LOTS of
wine! I can’t thank my muses enough! I hope to have you pose for many
paintings. Merci Mon Cheri Belles Eva & Julie
The early sketch for this
drawing has lingered in my sketchbook for 2 years just waiting to be realized.
I finally found a perfect moment for it in my upcoming exhibit in Paris at Galerie
Arludik. I love the fairytale of Beauty & The Beast and I love the emotion
conveyed in this drawing. GALERIE ARLUDIK Paris, France / September 5th - October, 2013 / Opening Reception: September 5th
I was so excited this year to find out that Doug
& Lydia Mclaughlin were added to the Real Housewives of Orange County cast.
Not only are they the sweetest and most amazing couple, but they are also the
proud owners of two of my favorite paintings!!!! I was so thrilled to see the
paintings featured in so many shots in their house this season!! I am so
honored and glad these paintings found such a happy home and could not belong
to a more awesome family!
Here are early
concepts for the DreamWorks Animation Film “Turbo.” I was one of the first
artists on the movie and I was asked to take a quick pass at some of the main
characters! Many of the ideas in these early sketches made it into the final
You can see a few of my sketches in “The Art of Turbo” book – here are a
few more! Check them out!
So I know I have been a bit quite these past
few months...My wife was in a car accident, which resulted in surgery - this is
a pic of her X-Ray! It looks painful just looking at it...OUCH! Her doc was a
magician and created her a bionic hand! She is going to have super strength in
When I paint, I often have many meanings behind each
painting. There is always a story…
My painting “Snake Charmer,” is about regaining our
power, conquering our fears and ownership of ourselves as powerful sexual
beings. The Snake symbolizes the chains of our past. The woman in the painting
is no longer a victim and has suppressed her fears and used confidence and
sexuality to seduce her captive.
This was another painting
that I exhibited and sold at Art Monaco 11 in Monaco, at the Grumaldi Forum in
2011. This was an honor to show in
Monaco. I was happy it got the love and attention back! It’s a favorite of
My painting, “High Fashion Safari” deals with the notion of
creating your own perfect utopia. What if you could literally re-fashion the world
as you wanted it to look? That is the question that I hope my painting provokes
you to consider. The painting also contemplates our lust for luxury items and
desires to make the things around us beautiful.
This painting was exhibited and sold at Art Monaco 11 in Monaco, at the Grumaldi
Forum in 2011. This painting got everyone talking and was a favorite at the art
Painting, "Their Words Will Never Hurt Her Again" was created for the
Contemporary Art Auction by Maitre Pierre Cornette de Saint Cyr held in October
2011, in Paris, France.
was so honored to be apart of the art auction amongst masters of contemporary
art like; Dave Lachapelle, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, etc.
This was one of the 3 paintings I completed for the
auction. I was reading lots of articles at the time about the problems of
bullying and the effects that it can have on a person. I wanted to create a
painting that took on the issue, but also added the element of empowerment. I
have always been a fan of classic fairy tales, and the story of Cinderella
seemed perfect! I added my own fashion twist of coarse, and showed a confident
Cinderella scrubbing away the evil names called to her by her step-sisters! This
piece means a lot to me and is an absolute favorite of mine!
This is one of my favorite paintings! It brings up the question what if
God was a women…If she was, I feel she would be the most stylish of all and
making walking on water very high fashion!!! The wine in the painting was based
on a bottle of wine gifted to me from a famous Grammy winning song-writing
friend of mine. I saved it for over 8yrs looking for the right occasion. The
right occasion happened to be a dinner with my beautiful wife to be!
I was asked around very late 2008 or early 2009 I
believe to do a quick pass on a face for Jack Frost for the DWA film Rise
of the Guardians, by the original director.
They wanted me to combine some of the awesome ideas done by some of the other
talented vis dev artist and distill a take of an angst emo teen! I only worked
on the movie for about 2 weeks. I was kinda thinking of peter pan and a
splash of a teen idol! Was definitely in a more stylized place back then.