Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

moderately spicy

untitled drawing from 2003-2005 

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mild to Extra-Spicy

is the name of the exhibit I'll be having at the Fort Can Gallery, in Montpelier during the month of September. (If you go to the Fort Can site there won't be anything about my show yet, as we just pinned down the details yesterday, but you will get to see what's at the gallery now, as well as their philosophical take on art.)

I am inviting folks to visit the gallery, potentially have their portrait drawn, look at artwork I'm working on, and check out the letterhead press/book bindery, May Day Studio, that shares space with the gallery. Fort Can and May Day Studio are located at 190 River St. Montpelier, between The Restore and Trading Post Furniture.

Gallery hours are Saturdays, 10am-2pm and by appointment.

If folks are in the Montpelier area (and we haven't already made an appointment) and are interested in a fifteen minute to hour long portrait (and visiting an interesting gallery) let me know. I'll put you on the schedule. Otherwise, do stop by during gallery hours - I'd love to show y'all around.

P.S. See below for an example of "spicy".

I recently bought a book titled "Put What, Where?, Over 2000 Years of Bizarre Sex Advice" authored and annotated by John Nash, from the remainders bin of my local bookstore. I almost regretted buying it, but then realized I could make use of it as background for some spicy drawings.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

more portraits!

These are three friends who lived in my town about ten years ago.

I'll be posting more portraits soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008

portrait gallery

I just scanned a bunch of portraits.

This is a sketch of faculty member Corrine Mattuck, probably in 1984.

I used caran d'ache crayons a lot in school - still love them. This is of a guy named Jon who was only around for a semester or two. All I can remember about him is he liked to drive his little red sports car really fast.

Minimalism was a happy result of hours and hours of gesture drawing during life drawing classes. This is of a fellow student, Karen Andress, who was taking her turn upon the occasional neccesity of standing in for a no-show model. 

I love the kinetic energy in this one. Gina, 1985

I wasn't even 18 yet! Ah, if I could go back and give myself a hug I would. Self portrait Nov. 20, 1983.

Lee Henry. So pretty.

I'll post more soon. This is fun.

Monday, August 11, 2008

guard dog

I found this doggie bobble head outside my apartment on Friday morning. The storm drains overflowed and this is one of the items that washed up. I immediately thought of Tara (one of the artists at Fort Can) and decided to bring doggie with me to the reception on Saturday. Doggie found a home in Tara's studio that very night. Above is documentation of said homecoming. At the studio entrance there was some conversation about what duties doggie would perform. Guard dog seemed apt.