Saturday, December 3, 2011

L. R. Generson


A new piece that I created for Boston Globe's Op-Ed page.  The story is about a woman's connection, through her old Charle's Dickens volumes, to their previous owner, L. R. Generson.  Her research leads her to discover that the man led an extraordinary and accomplished life.  As in Dickens' novels, everything is connected to everything else.

This is my first time with an op-ed illustration including same-day turnaround. It was an intense and fun experience with no time for second-guessing.  Thanks to AD Jane Martin for the opportunity.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Society of Illustrators

Great news!  This year I am honored to have three pieces selected for The Society of Illustrators 54th annual, including a Gold Medal in the Advertising category for my Okkervil River poster here for their concert in Richmond.  Also selected is my other Okkervil River poster for their Seattle show here and my Beirut poster here.  I'm absolutely thrilled about everything!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

beirut


The Getaway.  A new new poster that I designed and screen-printed for the band Beirut when they came through Richmond.  3 colors with an edition of 80.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Okkervil River (richmond)

Here is a new poster I designed and printed for Okkervil River.  I haven't screen-printed in a couple years, so it was a fun challenge to bust out over 100 of these things.  2 colors at 18" by 24", all signed and numbered.  There are a limited amount that I have for sale for $20, so shoot me an email if you would like one.
It's always a pleasure to work with a group of stand-up people that create great music that I respect.  They also put on a terrific live performance, so check them out if possible.
Below is the original drawing, done on location at the Main Street Train Station here in Richmond.  Also, some close shots of the prints.






Wednesday, September 28, 2011

People's Blues


A new poster for some friends.  Great live show, so if you're in the area, check 'em out!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

barenaked

A new poster for Barenaked Ladies at CVL in Fredericksburg, VA

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Poster for sale

Anyone interested in purchasing the limited edition silk screened poster that I designed for Okkervil River can do so HERE!


Monday, August 29, 2011

big & rich


Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

1708 monster drawing rally

Be the freak that you really are.
This painting was for 1708 Gallery to use to promote this year's Monster Drawing Rally.  It will be on all of their PR material having to do with the event.  So keep an eye out for poster and postcards around town.  The event is a really great time, so if you're around Richmond, come check it out and particiate if possible!  Here is the press release for the event.
Below is my piece from last years rally.



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

gary allan


Poster commissioned for the Celebrate Virginia Live concert series in Fredericksburg, VA.  I worked a bit differently with this piece than usual,  I did all the pieces of the poster separately through drawing, printmaking and cut paper, and then combined everything digitally.  Typically, my work is almost totally traditional, all on the same sheet of paper and treated like a painting.  I try to be on a computer for as little time as I can get away with because it never feels "right" or physical enough for me, but for this image I felt that the sharpness of working digital helped clean up the drawing and combine the parts more successfully.  Hopefully in the future I can make peace with the devil box, but I think this was a good step forward in learning to work together with the computer and the advantages that it may have. 

Friday, July 8, 2011

Okkervil River

A new poster design commissioned to be screen-printed for a show in Seattle.  I was thinking about the "romantic" vs "anti-romantic" theme and mood amongst other ideas that are common in Okkervil River's music.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

the strokes


This piece was created as a mock-up for AD Steven Charney to accompany the Rolling Stone review of The Strokes new album"Angles".


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

38 special


Here is the first of many posters I will be creating this summer for a concert series in Fredericksburg, VA.  So check back soon for new work!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Stone Temple Pilots


Thursday, April 28, 2011

marvin and the turtles

 This is a 4' by 2' commissioned oil painting of my friend's dogs.  Larger and a bit different from how I usually go about things, but I had fun with it.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

explosions in the sky

A recent concert poster done for The National Theater here in RVA.  I was thinking of the beginning of spring/end of winter and just having fun with some media experimentation.  If anyone is interested in buying a print, please let me  know.  $15 for 11"x14"

Friday, March 25, 2011

shadow lady/ gallery show

pastel and oils, 14" x 17"

I will be showing a bunch of my paintings and drawings at Spur Gallery,  321 Brook Rd., Richmond, VA. (between Gallery 5 and Broad St.)  Opening April Fools Day, but seriously.  Come out and say hi!

Monday, March 14, 2011

more nudes


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Lay Lady Lay



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

the crush



This is an album i did for an artist out of VA Beach, Brandon Jarod's ep "The Crush". Check out some of the music here.  Due to art direction, I worked a bit different from the way that I usually would to best fit what was desired by the client, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. 
Acetate transfers from pencil drawings put through an old copy machine and collaged together with acrylic, oil, and ink.

Monday, January 24, 2011

old sketchbook pt. 2























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