Monday, December 3, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Archival Print Signed Greeting Cards

Paper Doll Evening Dress Cards
Paper Doll Striped Dress and Guitar greeting cards

Haunted House Greeting Cards
Radio, Vox Amp, and Striped Base Greeting Cards
Warthog and Lost Greeting Cards

Projector, Apothecary, Write Greeting Cards.
Tall house, Blue Dress Form, and Castle Green Greeting cards

All cards are archival, sealed, and signed and hand assembled.  These pictures were taking as I dealed each card in preparation for a recent art walk.  They will soon be available on the Etsy shop I am building.  I have print versions of all of my work. If you are interested in getting a card or two before the Etsy shop is up, send me an email (, they are $5.00 each plus postage (you can frame them).

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thank you, ArtNight and ArtWalk Pasadena

Thank you.  All of you who visited me at artnight or artwalk this weekend, thank you. I appreciate your support, your comments, your presence, and energy.  I enjoyed chatting with many of you and wish we could have chatted longer.  Thank you.

Pasadena Playhouse 7th Annual ArtWalk
people and moments as objects

my son and his friends hanging out in the junkshop living room.

Buddy Zapata's Junnkshop Republic. 

Thank you.  All of you who visited me at artnight or artwalk this weekend, thank you. I appreciate your support, your comments, your presence, and energy.  I enjoyed chatting with many of you and wish we could have chatted longer.  Thank you.  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


About to mount on the nearly forty frames
I just built.

ArtWalk is just a few days away,  I am looking forward to see you!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

ArtNight prep

Less than a week to ArtNight...
and some serious prep has been going on.. 

I sincerely hope you will consider visiting me at both ArtNight Oct 12 6-10pm (on the steps of city hall) and ArtWalk Oct 13 11am-5pm in booth #2 (Colorado and El Molino) where you can pick up an original or archival print of my work.

for scale that upright base is approx. 6 ft tall.

and in the lower image, the chandelier is 3ft (making the van about 12 ft!)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ArtWalk 2012

Pasadena Playhouse District ArtWalk 2012
is coming October 13, 2102 from 11-5pm

I will again be participating this year and am honored to have recieved first place recognition for my painting "Sunrise, Sunset, Pasadena" from the ArtWalk Jury. You can preview the work in an earlier post on this blog or better yet in person by coming to visit me at my booth (number 2) I will be right near the intersection of Colorado Blvd and El Molino at the top of the walk.  

My show will span my most recent fine art and illustration work. I will have originals as well as archival prints and small works. 

For those of you unfamiliar with the Playhouse District ArtWalk, it has grown.  With more than 40 participating artists in a variety of mediums and styles are all brought together on El Molino Avenue in and open air market format.  Vendors, Music, and Family activities are also at the site.  Throughout the city art museums also have free admission this day, plus there is an art of food event so after you visit me you can try some of the great food Pasadena has to offer at the "taste of Lake Avenue"
(for more info click the link I placed at the top of this post)   

I look forward to seeing you there!!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ArtNight Pasadena

I will be on the steps of city hall
with Buddy Zapata's Junkshop Republic
Featuring Gregory Boaz
(Tex and the Horse Heads/The Guilty Men)
and James Cruce (JJ Cale/Clapton/BB King)
with my drawings and a set design collaboration
with Kat Roberts all of ArtNight Pasadena.

October 12 from 6-10pm.

Please stop by, check out the junkshop art, say hello and hangout before catching a shuttle to one of the 16 other art events happening that night. 

I look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, September 17, 2012

peach crate and invite

Hello All, I invite you to take a peak at my Illustration Blog, I have been quite busy in recent months with illustration work and have recently received recognition for that blog from a fellow illustrator with the "One Lovely Blog Award".  In the meanwhile I can not leave a post without an image, so here is a peach crate guitar that will be sitting onstage ready to strum on ArtNight in October and will be in my booth at Playhouse ArtWalk October 13.  Please come see me and say hello!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

words, medicine, and music

I apologize, I haven't been posting over here much at all this year. 
My work has been a bit more focused on illustration as of late and most of my posting goes on over on my illustration blog which you can find here..

Although the drawing above is really part of another illustration series, it will eventually become something "larger" literally, like life size, where I am collaborating with a couple other artists.  More on that later, but for now here are some additions to the "Junkshop"

Friday, July 27, 2012

"Sunrise, Sunset, Pasadena"

"Sunrise, Sunset, Pasadena"

24" x 36" Diptic
(2 18"x24" panels)

Mixed Media
including Handmade paper mounted to clayboard and wood
Acrylic, gouache, colored pencil,
ink, gold and silver leaf paint.

submission for City of Pasadena.

August 19th update..
I have been awarded first place in the city competition and this painting will be featured in the upcoming artwalk Oct 13th.  

Monday, January 16, 2012

Castle Green Final

"Castle Green" 18x24 drawing/painting with handmade paper on masonite 2in profile frame.