Monday, December 16, 2013


warning** and advance apology for shameless self promotion to follow. If any of you are still looking for a unique gift idea, I have a number of signed, sealed prints ready to go. $25.00 Here are just a few of them or you can dig through my blogs and I can print one of my many other pieces just for you. Sizes vary but all are printed to proportionally to fit an 8.5 x11. I can ship just about anywhere (last day for domestic priority mail delivery on the 24th is this Sat) email me for questions and payment options. I also have many available in signed sealed greeting cards for $5.00. Alright.. end self promotion now:) oh wait, here is my other blog now I am finished:)

Monday, October 14, 2013

Bridge Box, Lost Box, Suspended Box

Bridge Box

Lost Box

Suspended Box
I love boxes and all that they hold.  These boxes each 13x13x2.5" wooden hinged and with front latch each have detail view archival prints mounted on the top and interiors planes. Each are signed and sealed.

This particular format is new for me and I am excited to create more.

Thank you ArtWalk Pasadena!

Thank you to the wonderful Playhouse District Association for coordinating yet another amazing ArtWalk.  I met and talked with so many kind people.  It was also so very encouraging to see some folks returning and making it there mission to stop by to see me and the new work. Although I would love to find a way to say thank you to each and every individual, I am going to send this HUGE THANK YOU out into the world here and hope it reaches all those there to support in person and those whom did so from afar.

If you were one of the folks out there let me know, I would love to hear from you, and I want to remind you that if you couldn't find the print or piece you were searching for that day, let me know, I will create it just for you!

Remember you can always email me at
And again THANK YOU!!!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pasadena In Focus (Sept/Oct 2013)

My drawing (the blurry red left:), and multi media collaboration with Kathryn Roberts from the last ArtNight at the Armory, on the cover for this months Pasadena in Focus. I won't be in on this ArtNight, doing ArtWalk the following day as part of ArtWeekend. But you can still catch Buddy Zapata's Junkshop Republic, playing the Armory with Kat's custom mirror ball installation.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

process shots: Bridge Series collaboration

The work I collaborated with Kathryn Roberts is still up over at Euro Pane (the old one 950 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena) and this lazy morning I thought I would share another of the process breakdowns for one of them. This pic has Kat's beautiful original photo top left.. then my manipulation of it below and final with frame I customized to the right.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

1st Place!! -Juried ArtWalk Winner

Excited to share! I just heard, I managed to once again receive the 1st place award this year from the City of Pasadena Playhouse District. 

That's a three-peat! (This is my third year winning an award from the association!)

 I will be looking for you at the ArtWalk on October 12th!

ink and white conte on wood
24"x 36" 

Its imagery references the Metro Gold Line stop at Memorial Park, with artistic license taken.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Life drawing demos

This term I happen to be teaching an 8 hour life drawing course.  This is quite intensive, we have only just begun, starting of course with anatomy, proportion, and planes.
I am look forward to the long terms model poses we will be able to work through later in the term.

Monday, July 29, 2013


ink and white conte on wood
24"x 36" 

This piece was created for the annual Pasadena Playhouse District artwalk competition (based on the theme "Destination Pasadena")

Wish Me Luck! Winners announced near the end of August.

Its imagery references the Metro Gold Line stop at Memorial Park, with artistic license taken.

Below are three detail views. Click on any to see all images in this post.

Friday, July 5, 2013

gorgeous garage

I went for a walk on the 4th of July, along the way I passed this beautiful garage. the wood was so very weathered, but the sun was hitting and the colors of it surroundings where bouncing so much that it seemed to absorb them in this surreal way that was so very inspiring. Today I had to draw it.

the ink/marker drawing on marker paper

 and the garage I passed

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Bridge: a collaborative series

@ Euro Pane #1  950 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena  shop hours 7am-5pm daily (7am-3:30pm Sundays)

Monday, June 10, 2013

bridge disected

getting ready for a show going up at Euro Pane here in Pasadena,

The work builds on my collaboration with the talented photographer Kat Roberts. We have tackled similar subjects and compositions previously, however this time Kat provided her beautiful metallic prints and I collaged, painted, drew, and in this case sewed all over them. The series was challenging and I will post more  as the show goes up this weekend.

24x36in mixed media on metallic photo.

this was the photo image before I worked into it.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Bridge flat work for ArtNight@the Armory

10 x 13" ink and acrylic on toned paper
6.5 x 26" ink and acrylic on toned paper
The following images are all the original drawings that were used in creation of the the multimedia presentation for ArtNight at the Armory this past March 8th. 

8.5 x 15" ink and acrylic on toned paper

8.5 x 15.5" ink and acrylic on toned paper
8.5 x 26" ink and acrylic on toned paper

8.5 x 13" ink and acrylic on toned paper

10 x 13" ink and acrylic on toned paper

26 X 8.5" ink and acrylic on toned paper

10 X 13" ink and acrylic on toned paper
8.5 X 26" ink and acrylic on toned paper

Monday, March 11, 2013

Thank you ArtNight Pasadena and The Armory Arts

Friday March 8th, 2013 was ArtNight in Pasadena, and I was lucky enough to collaborate with some incredibly talented people to put together a multimedia installation at the Armory Center for the Arts.

A huge thank you to Kathryn Roberts for her inspirational photography and her brilliant collaboration on the set design, also to Buddy Zapata (and Buddy Zapata's Junkshop Republic) for bringin it with  fully charged and engaging music that wove in and out through out the night bridging it all together.

I also need to thank my amazing son, Reid, whom although incredibly sick all week was full of love and support.

To all of you wonderful friends, current students, and those from years past, thank you for coming out in support. I also want to thank all the new friends I made and everyone who made their way through the space and spent some time with our installation.

My most sincere thanks also for Jon LaPointe and the Armory for helping make sure everything went so very smoothly. 
The space was filled with flat work, my drawings (I will add to the blog in a separate post) and Kat Roberts photography, and 30 feet of screen came alive with an animation I edited featuring the same drawings and photography merging in and out of each other. Kat and I hope to have more of these visual conversations in the near future, so stay posted. The amazing screens for the projections were fabricated to our specifications by my brother Aaron Gorecki @
The following are a few pictures of the setup  and finally those from the actual event.
Click on the first and you can scroll through.