Monday, March 28, 2011

George No. 4

heh, the latest obsessive attempt... this time from Gilbert Stuart's, 'Lansdowne portrait'.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Thomas P. Farley

These were produced for Tom's upcoming "manners" book and website. You can see more of Tom and his other creative ventures at

recent American Greeting cards

just posting a few of the recent landscapes I made for various American Greeting cards. A few personal notes: I believe the extreme horizontal card was a graduation sending occasion, a sort of "oh the places you'll go" concept - poignant as I start this new chapter in DC. ...and the couple walking down the country road card cracks me up - I think I (subconsciously) channeled the former first couple, George and Laura walking at their Crawford Ranch. Yeehaw!

on a lighter note...But still (RED)

This was for a cute story in the upcoming issue of Threads magazine on a New England sewing club that had the task of sewing 150 redcoat uniforms for a reenactment of the Battle of Bunker Hill. They only had a few weeks and as you can see ended up making last minute adjustments as the soldiers marched out. I love working on these with the team at Threads.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I support teachers

Perhaps too much time has passed since we were all sitting at school desks, looking ahead to our teachers for guidance, but the attack on unionized teachers (and fire fighters and police officers) makes my stomach turn. This country, as great as it is, is only as strong as it's public school system. What the republican governors are doing in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida is indefensible. The teacher's union in Wisconsin has agreed to concessions, but Gov. Scott Walker refuses to budge. We're witnessing an all out assault on unions nationwide. Hasn't the little guy, the union worker sacrificed enough?

This issue is so near and dear to my heart because it's personal. My mom is a elementary school art teacher at a small public school in central Florida. Recently a Tampa news channel affiliate produced a story on my mom and her undying passion for teaching. You can view it online here. She's perhaps the happiest person I know at her job, she loves her students as her own. Please don't forget the teachers working hard in schools across the country everyday.