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.