Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ship yard painting.

To those who don't know, I am currently working on a cruise ship in the Bermuda triangle.We hit three ports along the four day cruise, and the nice part about my position is my freedom to get off the ship and explore the ports.
this was in Nassau, BA. As long as you get really far away from the cruise port, you can find some real, genuine character of the culture. My favorite photo-op is an old ship yard, slowly falling into the crystal clear Bohemian waters. Although I would have liked to capture a bit more of the natural bio-degrading port, this is the angle I went for, and I like what came out.
I will try to do some more in the near future.
6x8" and of course on the worst paper ever

The other is just a little sketch inspired by Hogwarts.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

what a lovely morning in the mountains

Life stories.
collecting adventure is like collecting baseball cards for me.
I love the story telling side of humanity, the ability to take a life changing experience, and put it together in words and mental pictures so that others can experience it nearly as close, and sometimes better than, the original.

Anyway, this is the climactic end to a wild night I spent surviving the night in Big Sur, CA

putting stories to to visuals is a fun challenge, and allows you to exaggerate the feeling in the moment.
Thanks Mr. Anderson, for the challenge, your story next.

Sorry about the picture quality, no scanner...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"We can Dance If we want to"

Recently, I have found a passion for DJing, and the aesthetics of beat.
Coming up here in September a few colleagues and I are putting on a really interesting and fun dance event here in rural Wisconsin. Any one interested is more then welcome to come, it's going to be a really great night of dance and a sense of surreal consciousness.

(Click the poster for more info)

new stuffff

Sunday, July 25, 2010


In all the years I have been drawing, my mom has been a really big supporter (as most moms are), And I have repaid her with unflattering caricatures and cartoons....So here's a portrait with a little pa-zazz to show her in her true light.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

rainy day quick draw

I drew this from imagination a couple weeks ago...thought I would throw a little color on it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Todays word is Complacency

My good friend Marc Anderson and I occasionally challenge each other to some ridiculous drawing..this was "illustrating complacency"
And then there's this homo-erotic dragon...its all the chemicals in the water

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


sample for fair coming up.
Out of the swing, but after the fair I hope to remember how to draw caricatures!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010


I would say I have about as many passions as life has to offer, but one of my biggest excitements is traveling...or just simply put, "adventure!!" Like a small boy, my adventures don't need to be all the way around the world, just a long bike ride, or a new place in my home town, and sometimes I even dream travel.
But as for this last month, I was on a tangible journey of epic proportion. Not to mention the emotional and psychological evolution. I started in beautiful San Diego (where I visit often) and headed north in my mobile(New York size) apartment.
I hit the spots along the way, stopping in LA where a parked and biked for two days seeing the city by the streets. Next came the beautiful trek up highway 1 through Big Sur where I hiked and camped for a few days. needing some rest, I visited Monterey Which is a great town, beautiful place and cool people. Rested i drove into SF for a extended stay of about a week. What a great city for inspiration observation of life. After picking up two old friends unexpectedly, the three of us then took off toward Yellowstone NP where I was planning on some rugged backpacking. When we arrived in Montana I parked for the night, and upon waking I was shocked to see the van was covered in three inches of snow and it was coming down hard...I thought and questioned it for a moment and then I said "It's a good day to die" (except in a nerdy Wis accent and with no conviction). So I did, and I don't mean die. I Was fortunate enough to be one of the first to hike YellowStone a few days before it's spring opening, which was beautiful to say the least. all and all I did 16 miles, and it wasn't so bad as far as snow. after reconnecting with my roadmates we had a celebratory soak in the "boiling river" hot spring and headed east....upon smelling cheap beer and incredibly fatty cookouts I new we were doming into Minnesota, so we stopped to get some!! Anyway, 6 hours later we were back in the land of cheese, and let me say, it's a beautiful time in my ol' WisCO! Even without all the details it was Epic, I hope to always incorporate adventures in my life, it helps me keep growing as a human.

she'll getcha!

I think she looks like a good home maker..

Monday, March 1, 2010

Kitchen drama!!

gouache paints

I have been playing with water color and gouache for the last few months, really enjoying the portability and simplicity of it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Basic forms"

I can't tell you how many times I've heard that lesson (basic forms), But never really HEARD it(if your an artist you know exactly what I mean).

I feel as if I finally understand what it means, and its starting to pay off.

The gentlemen in profile is a good example of a rendering without much form(shame, shame).