I finally got to work on a new series I have had in my head for some time. The series doesn’t have a name yet but this is the first piece. The series will focus on comparative religion and the similarities rather than the differences. This piece is a re-envisioning of the Christian Apostles James and John as Islamic Jihadis. John and James were given the name Boanerges (Sons of Thunder) by Jesus (Mark 3:17) presumably in accordance with their tempestuous personalities. #samegod #morealikethandifferent #godofabraham
The Smoking Hot Cigar Art I’ve been working on seems to be catching some attention all of a sudden! I’ve been invited to showcase my work in a new lounge being built in Vero Beach, Florida. Another spot in the Buckhead area of Atlanta is interested and a lounge outside Atlanta wants murals on their walls! Needless to say, I’m going to be locked in my studio for a good bit! This is a new work in progress called “Smoking Hot Red Shoes”. I love sharing at this awkward stage when everything looks wrong! I’ve got another couple underpaintings in the works, too. More to come!
I’m so excited to finally have all three complete and available! 3 burner lighters featuring limited edition signed and numbered original art. Only 25 of each design. I’m also starting a custom set with the logo of a local lounge soon. Shop here.
This is a new series of limited edition custom cigar lighters featuring prints of my original cigar art. There will be 25 of each edition in a series. The first sold at auction to stop human trafficking. 3-burner high-quality usable and collectible art! Collect an early edition now!
I donated this piece to a charity auction for a Speakeasy Business Networking group I belong to. We raised $3,000 to stop human trafficking. This is a pic of my painting over the fireplace at the venue – the brand new Red Phone Booth in Atlanta that hasn’t even opened for business yet! I’m so flattered it sold for a significant contribution to the cause. Look for more “Smoking Hot” pieces soon. Fans of cigars are loving these sexy images!
Been feeling very productive lately! I decided on a name for this series (including the previous post): Smoking Hot. I plan to do a few more. The feedback has been great.
Until a few years ago, I was all about drawing. I didn’t own a paintbrush. This is my newest piece. 9″x12″ Pastel Pencil on Black Paper. Untitled as of yet, but the best I could come up with was “Girl with a Cigar and Red Flower in Her Hair” – that didn’t really work for me! Pastels were my favorite medium for over a decade, the black paper is a new thing for me though. It’s a challenge but not an unpleasant one. My drawing style is much different that my painting style.
Geeking out on Game of Thrones right now. My take on Tyron Lannister’s awesome line in episode 3, ” That’s what I do. I drink and I know things”. Well, I READ and I know things. Original t-shirt graphic design. #readmore #smartissexy!
March is Women’s History Month. I am an avid student of history, particularly the Classical period through the Renaissance, and this plays a prominent role in my work. There are so many lessons we could learn – and disasters we could avoid – if we studied and paid reverence to the past.
I haven’t painted this yet, but there is one story from Ancient Rome that I find really inspiring. It is commonly referred to as the Rape of the Sabine Women. This story has been the subject of much artistic interpretation over the centuries, and rightfully so. It is an inspiring message about women’s ability to overcome diversity and create change. Read More