Friday, September 13, 2013

Posters for Velveteen Rabbit, Sleepy Hollow, and Little Engine

Back in May, the Arkansas Art Center (AAC) commissioned these posters (which just came out of embargo) for their traveling children's theatre season.  A big thank you to Kyle Floyd and Bradley Anderson for a fun opportunity to work on a large format and do some hand lettering.

The posters are colored pencil, acrylic, and watercolor with digital elements.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Spider Magazine

For the second year in a row I've created the illustrations for Spider Magazine's September issue.  This year's feature, "Little Coyote" by Leslie Davidson, tells the story of a young girl who sees her first coyote while camping.  A huge thank you to Sue Beck for another wonderful story. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Brave New World

Back in January I entered the Folio Society's third annual illustration competition with three interior illustrations for Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. They just announced the winner (you can see the book here), so I thought I'd share my entry. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Sketchbook Pages

Just a few pages filled during some recent travels.  I mostly used pen and ink with touches of marker and watercolor pencils.  Enjoy.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spider Magazine

Spider, a children’s literary magazine, features four of my latest illustrations this month.  They accompany “Happiness on a Piece of Paper,” Valerie Hunter’s short story about Garrison, a ten-year old boy living in 19th century rural Pennsylvania.  Garrison loves to draw but worries that his family will insist he stop “fooling around with pen and paper.”  Keeping with the central theme of the story, I wanted to maintain a subtle tension between Garrison and his family.  The illustrations are mixed media: colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic with some digital touches.  Big thank you to my art director, Suzanne Beck, for the great assignment.  


Saturday, January 14, 2012


Happy news, I've had two pieces accepted in this year's Society of Illustrators West annual exhibit!
Virginia Hamilton (Ohio Magazine AD Lesley Blake) was accepted in the editorial category.
He Worried His Friends Only Loved Him for His Golden Scales won Gold in the gallery category.
Many thanks to the judges and congratulations to all the winners. The exhibit will be shown at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA sometime at the end of March. More information to come.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Offering

I completed this drawing today. I love the feeling of longing and isolation. After finishing, I coated it with clear gesso to protect the linework from the numerous layers of paint.

The Offering will be part of a small exhibit of new pieces at Galiara, a gallery in San Francisco, sometime next year.