The great, cantankerous Martin Amis, originally created for The Economist
dream portrait date...
Bob Dylan, Intelligent Life Magazine
This was created on the event of Mr. Dylan's 70th
I regret that the Handmaid's Tale, written so many years ago, has been so incredibly prescient...
Hugh Laurie, favorite human being
besides Stephen Frye, of course
I had a lot of fun with this commission, employing a few lines from Eliot's "Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock":
"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
"I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled."
Andrew Sullivan, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Tom Wolfe, Intelligent Life Magazine
another in my series of portraits of authors fro Intelligent Life Magazine. I must have looked at 40 photos of Mr. Wolfe for this portrait, and he wears this impish smile in nearly every one.
Charles Dickens, Intelligent Life Magazine
Colin Firth, Intelligent Life Magazine
I liked hearing reports of Mr. Firth's visit to the Intelligent Life offices, and it set the ladies a a-giggle
Tina Brown, Newsweek/Daily Beast
Ms. Brown first contacted me herself, asking if I would like to be the "signature look" of the Daily Beast. I was thrilled!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
For this commission, the art director left it up to me to add anything to the portrait to help describe Mr. Conan Doyle. I cam e up with the spyglass, of course, and then I'm not sure how it developed into a sort of sporting racquet but it was a delightful turn for the portrait to take!
I have never been much of a George Michael fan, until I saw this video, and now I am fascinated by the possibility that he may be a comic genius...
PEOPLE OF SECRET WORTH
PRIVATE COMMISSIONS, BUSINESS FOLK, AND OTHER PEOPLE OF QUIET NOTE
Aaron Huffman, the wonderful artist & musician
... missed by all who knew him.
I do not recall this woman's name, I really must look it up. Something Bartlett.
... with one of his "Amazing Silhouettes"
Catherine Blake-Smith, Theater-Maker
Seattle Celeb Jodi Hall with her Marijuana Cupcake
Ms. Goldfarb, for the Yiddish Book Center
Wesley Fruge, Theater Artist
Andrew Russell, Theater Director
LOOSE, FLUID LINE
The beautiful French Bicycliste
created for a wine label, unfortunately never used...
listening to Moby Dick on Audible
created for The Stranger Genius Awards. Pacific Northwest Ballet received the award.
This was created for the Spectrum Dance Company's 2013 season, for a piece about Auschwitz
I created this for a benefit for the Wildlife Federation Fund, sponsored by the agency White bear in London. It was for a good cause, I love commissions like this, they do good and allow me to experiment with new techniques
... for the cover of a Scottish magazine in Scotland. This is a famous statue there. I animated it thereafter just for fun.
... for a spinal clinic. I used to think I would be a medical illustrator, until I found out it would not, in fact, be a life of creating illustrations such as this.
John Cheever & Friends
created for Intelligent Life Magazine (The Economist).
... created for TAP! magazine. I illustrated her monthly column, a fun job as she got herself into hilarious predicaments.
... for GQ Magazine
another piece for Spectrum Dance Company's Auschwitz show.
a continuous line assignment for American Express
wedding invite fro a friend
"Action Drawing" of Roald Dahl
BEAUTIFUL BIRDS & DOGS
The Merlin in my back yard caught a robin in mid-air!
Pepper the regal Boston
Nell on a bed of Matisse
I wanted to experiment with etching into clayboard. The delicacy of a dead wren seemed appropriate subject matter
personal commission for a tattoo (my third!)
for a book about dog training
To raise money for KEXP one year I drew friends' dogs. This is Rocket, beloved pal of a friend...