Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Sirens" - Exhibition Info

COMING SOON: Blaine Bradford and I are having a two-person exhibition at Lewis University. I'm honored to be exhibiting alongside him. I've been a fan of his paintings for years. Check out his work here:

We are having an informal artist talk and opening reception on Thursday, November 6th. Hope to see you there! If you'd like a postcard, or if you want to be added to my mailing list, please feel free to email me. In the meantime, here's a detail of a new painting I just finished for the show.

Last week was the closing reception for my solo show at South Suburban College. I had a blast talking with the students and seeing some of their work as well. They were very enthusiastic and asked great questions. If you haven't yet, check out the video promo we made for the show:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Design From Line - Foundations Exhibition

This week we had the reception for "Design From Line", an exhibition of NIU Foundations student work. This was the brainchild of Eric Fuertes, and it was a great insight into the connections between the four Foundations classes (Drawing 1, Drawing 2, 2D, and 3D). Check out some photos below:

The show explored the element of "line" across the four core classes, and showed how the curriculums overlap and build from one another to give the students a solid foundation.

a reel of 2D animations

 a sample of Drawing 1 work, including observed linear perspective and contour studies

 Here you can see some Drawing 2 projects; while we are currently focusing on color, a line is merely the separation between two planes. This was a good opportunity to remind the students that all the elements and principles are interrelated. The skills they acquire in our classes will give them the necessary foundation to succeed in their upper-level courses.

This was one of my favorite 3D pieces in the show. The center wheel actually spins to mimic the motion of a combination lock. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

sketchbook study pages

sketchbook pages from recent life drawing sessions

compositional studies, after Uglow

portrait study, after Uglow