Monday, December 6, 2010

Anchor Skateboards made in the USA

Nha Trang, Vietnam is home of Paul Trihn, owner of Anchor Skateboards. Paul and I have been friends for longer than anyone could imagine, and have always tried to help each other out whenever asked. A few months ago I got a call from Paul asking me to do a board graphic for his shop. There were a few requirements for the image to include an anchor, and something resembling the water fronts of Vietnam. Easy enough. Until I tried painting it and realized I did not know how to paint waves to look like an etching. One month later I was able to put the brush down and deliver this. Thanks Paul for the opportunity to learn something new.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Stillborn at Young Blood's Day of the Dead Art Show

Stillborn 2010
This and dozens of other coffins will be for sale at Young Blood Gallery on October 30th. Nothing priced over $500, and after working on this thing, that's a deal.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

i made a deathstar

it's about the size of a tennis ball.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Electric Fronts

Give your electrical outlets a new grill.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Rib Removal

Sunken Ribs watercolor and graphite on bristol 19"x24" 2010
googled image included in upper right corner

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dreams of Perkinss

Long Term Upper Fullness graphite and watercolor on bristol 2010

You can do this at home by printing a picture of your breast, cutting out the breast, then turning them upside down, and reattaching them to your chest. It's easier than reversing gravity.

It's a Bra

Self-Medicated Relief graphite and watercolor on bristol 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Natural graphite and watercolor on bristol 19"x24"

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Flesh...more, or less

The Cinching, graphite and watercolor on paper 18"x24"

Friday, April 30, 2010

Some Tails are Bigger Than Others

Exit Skateshop will be holding their 3rd Deckheads skateboard art show May 7th, 2010. If you're in, or near Philly....go. Maybe I'll see you there. Image research for the deck involved whales tails, and Moby Dick. If you don't know what a whale tail is, google it. It's kind of funny.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


"Bath Time" ink on bristol 2010

They told me the theme of the show was "puppies, kittens, and chicks."
I thought they said "tricks."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bowling a 138

If you've ever tried to paint on fake leather, you know it's a pain in the ass. Second time's the charm.

Friday, February 19, 2010

You're invited...

I found these wedding invitations after digging through some folders stacked up in my studio. I don't practice calligraphy too much, and would like to more often, but I think this was a good start. Hmmm. that sounds a bit cocky.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Up Close and Personal

after painting others for years, i figured it was time to turn the brush on myself. this started off as an ode to chuck close, whose exhibit i discovered in chicago in the summer of 1998. after a few sketches, i noticed that was pretty lame and it needed more. i toyed around with fish circling my head, but once i asked myself "if i lived in the ocean, would i really be a flounder? no. let's see what shark jaws look framing me. well, that's better. much like a shark in the ocean, you know what you're going to get when you meet me after talking to me for 15 minutes." my words have a way of cutting people to the bone. but you knew it was coming. truth is not naturally evil. it only hurts when you're accustomed to the comforting pillow fights of lies. so, that's me. and this is me as well. look for me at the museum of fine art in columbia, south carolina.

Friday, January 1, 2010