Sunday, February 26, 2012


When I was a young'un I had perpetual dreams involving alien visitation. They were not always as pleasant as this encounter, (mostly influenced by the tv show x-files) maybe that is why I felt the need to see them in a different light.

This piece will be up at the art opening "Free the Alchemists" at Willow Springs in North San Juan. We'll be throwing a departure art show/dance party/yummy soup night/stargazing through telescopes/bonfire wonderment. This show will be up for one day, so come and bask in the cosmos if you are nearby.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Free Because of Me!

I just finished illustrating my first children's book written by Tamara Venus Star;  "Free Because of Me" is a small book full of common household bugs given a second chance at life by the hands of a little girl. The pictures are lovingly painted and the story is very simple. I will update this page with an announcement as soon as it is ready to buy!

Livin' the Dream: Europe Art Tour

This is going to be a very exciting year in our lives. So much is changing so quickly, so many people are becoming aware of the need to make improvements in this world and are educating themselves about global policies and where they fit in the big puzzle.

So what better time to spread awareness and ideas, and to have a kick ass life and do what you have always dreamed of doing, its 2012! So to this I declare my partner, Sam and I, are traveling to Europe for 3 months, to immerse ourselves in all things art.

This has been my dream for a long time. To see great works of art throughout history that paved the way for so many artists who thrive in my generation.

I traveled to 12 European countries in 2010 with The Pleasant Revolution Tour, on a schedule with other musicians. This trip is all being negotiated by myself, where I will be free to roam and absorb more art than I could during those years.

We'll also be checking out mystical gardens, apothecaries, fantastical architecture, toy stores, absinth bars, dance parties--as much eye, ear and tongue candy as possible and at a nice pace without rushing it.

Everything is going towards this trip, every moment, every thought. Stay tuned for more cool updates!

Friday, February 3, 2012

What I have been up to...

Painting on the new deck, my dream studio with natural bright light from all angles, nestled in the woods. I am working on a special new watercolor, the final piece to appear in my first BOOK.

Using acrylic paint to decorate Bolete mushrooms on a sign going up at the Fungus Foray and Mushroom Exposition in downtown Nevada City.

Mushroom Exposition at the Miners Foundry! You can see the poster I designed for the event up on the projection screen.

Painting mushrooms. I did three separate watercolor studies, and sold all three the same day!

Here I am displaying a variety of prints, postcards, greeting cards, amigurumi's and hats all made by me. I'm standing next to Bill. He is a huge fan of my work, and is a very good friend!

A commissioned portrait of a beloved lost friend.

Practicing violin and posing for a photo.

Ahhh yes, back inside the fishbowl, or as Sam calls it, "the incubator"