Monday, June 27, 2011

Further than the figure: body painting

I had the oportunity to do some body painting and life drawing recently...check it.
I had the oportunity to do some body painting and life drawing recently...check it.

I had the oportunity to do some body painting and life drawing recently...check it.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

3rd eye open 2011!!!!!

Can't wait for the 3rd eye open festival coming up in just short of a month! I 'll be painting!!!!BIG!.... for details

Friday, June 17, 2011

WIP...Chicken painting

''Dumpling, Sugaree, and Okee"
16 x 20 Acrylic and Aerosol

......and possibly the beginning of a barnyard series....should I do one?!?!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Susumu Sugawara painting

Here is my painting of the tsunami rider himself.  watch the vid for full story. The man is a hero!

Friday, June 10, 2011

TAIP exhibition

The TAIP program culminated yesterday with the opening of our show. It was a great reception and i am very proud of the work created

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Firefighter Mural Presentation

Yesterday I had the honor of presenting my mural (painted at the 11th annual 3rd Eye Open) of one of New Bedford's firefighters to a crowd of 200 faculty and students, to be installed at the Global Charter school in New Bedford....I 've never spoken in front of that many people......good looks to Ben, Jolene, the charter school and my crew!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Fire Fighter Tribute Mural Presentation

Artist Bio..

I have been a working artist for the past 5-6 years..I consider my self a representational artist that paints realistically. Using aerosols, acrylics, guoache and other media, I create worlds for my characters or subject to live in. They media I choose varies project to project, but when I work large I tend 
to use aerosols while saving a brush for smaller paintings.
Upon my second year painting at the 3rd eye open i chose to represent a local hero. The fire fighter mural was a piece that came to me from family and friends. I Knew the theme of the event was " The year of the woman" and originally had thought of painting a fallen female soldier, but I didn't know any. Through conversation I learned that there were only 3 female fire fighters in all of New Bedford, only one of whom actually currently fights those fires. After meeting jolene( the fire fighter) and getting her involved, we set up a photo-shoot. After manipulating multiple images I chose to highlight a female figure in the foreground with burning buildings in back. 
This painting was completed in 8-10 hours, in one day, live, and in 90-100 degree heat. The heat that day gave me a taste of what a firefighter endures regularly and helped to inform the painting. 
I am happy that my painting has found a home at the global charter school. I hope it conveys confidence, determination, and bravery amongst all who see it , but particularly females. I have been involved with 3rd Eye since 2003 and attend as many of their events as I can. Put out the word!