Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ! Some seasonal fun and some of the pieces that went into its' creation. It originally was inspired from the bat bow tie my good friend Louetta sent when she saw the Edgar A. Poe piece done earlier. The self portrait photo below was sent to her along with a huge thanks for the new toy. Later it seemed like a good place to start for a new piece and a new direction.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Another of my backyard denizens,

and the subject of my latest watercolor. These are really fun to do and are a real source of relaxation as well as a fun break between assignments. 
Be looking for more of these neighbors as well as a few not from around here, that would just be fun to do. I see a Cedar Waxwing in the near future.

And of course, prints are available

Saturday, May 24, 2014

SCBWI 2014 Southern Breeze Illustrators Show 
If you're in the downtown Decatur, Georgia area this Memorial Day weekend, this isn't a bad stop to make.
Original art on exhibit from a number of  published children's books, by a number of illustrators. This year’s show features works by Elizabeth Dulemba, Jill Dubin, R. Gregory Christie, Prescott Hill, Susan Nees, Amy Schimler, Laura Freeman, Bill Mayer, Mike Lowery, Sarah Frances Hardy, Lori Nichols, and Yours Truly.

Here is one of mine that will be there, from P is for Peach, a Georgia Alphabet.

The opening was last night. It is always wonderful to see everyone and catch-up with old and new friends over dinner afterwards. Here's a link to some photos of the festivities!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The World of Nickhoo!
This is a CD cover and the tunes are available on i-tunes & amazon now. The physical release is in the works currently. This has been a fun project and group of people to be involved with. My participation has been only in the character development aspect of the program, but it has been a rewarding experience. Follow this link to learn more about their program.


Below are some of the many sketches for the various characters. Nickhoo, the main character is the only one that has been rendered at this time, but there are a lot of exciting things in the works for the future of this program. Character development is big-time fun, learning and sometimes creating a back story for the character in addition to meeting the voices behind them and integrating some of that into the development and evolution that becomes (hopefully) a successful and believable final result.

Friday, April 11, 2014


Right now it's only the originals and prints, but things are in the works for some other offerings, in addition to more birds of course.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dahlonega Literary Festival this weekend!
This is one of my favorite festivals, and truly look forward to it every year.
The Holly Theatre is one of the wonderful attractions there. This was done as part of a series
of note cards depicting various points of interest in Dahlonega GA.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Getting ready for the Folk to Fine Art Festival
Going to have these and a number of other surprises
in addition to the books and prints.

These are a series of quick watercolor sketches over pencil.
They measure roughly 5.5" x 7"
They are done on Strathmore Bristol series 400