Thursday, December 29, 2005

Charleston City Pick

This was in the Charleston City Paper for my opening. This is my favorite picture from the show.

Purple People Eater

A pet portrait for a friend....

winnie beginnie

One of my inspirations in life.....

monkey meet robot

Pick a card, any card

Theatre 99 Opening Pictures

Theatre 99 Opening

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the opening at Theatre 99. It was great to see the gang at Theatre 99. Brandy, Timmy, and Greg, better known as the Havenots really went out of their way to help me hang the show and get the word out. The Charleston City Paper and Sara Miller really came through by making the opening a "city pick" of things to do that night.

Many of my old school friends came out to say hello like Mr. Gold Sounds himself, Carter McM and my old "boss" and fellow Kevn Kinney fanatic Bobby Bostic. It just so happened Kevn Kinney was playing that night in town so I ended up at a new place called the Pour House on James Island listening to Kevn Kinney and Michelle Malone trade songs all night. It was a nice way to wrap the evening.

We sold 10 paintings that night and I think we have sold another 5 or 6 since then. So there are still plenty left to go and check out. Plus the beautiful posters that Nick "Danger" Wilson made are on sale now for $10-$15 and these are a limited edition. So get one before they are gone. If there are any left over after the show comes down I will post them for sale online.

It was also a pleasant surprise to see designer-extraordinaire David "end of print" Carson show up for the opening as well. I ran into him on the street the day before the opening and he was nice enough to chat about design with me for awhile. He came out to the show and we talked for awhile about designer toys, art, and design education. Check out his site at

Here are some pictures from the show. I wish I had a better variety but my camera was dying.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

I Blog therefore, I am.

Well, it's almost 2006 and I am in the middle of trying to completely update my website at The original site went up in 2002 but I have just been too busy with grad school and starting a new career as a teacher to update it properly. The site has been way more successful than I ever really imagined it would be. The internet has allowed me to meet people from all over the country and get my work out to places I would have never imagined a few years ago.

I don't really intend to use this blog to tell you my deep dark secrets but rather as a way to post news, artwork and ideas and allow you to respond if you want. I hope this will also be a quick way to get news out and post art for sale etc.

So here's an update of things going on ......

Today I am preparing for a show of my new work at Theatre 99 in Charleston, SC. The opening reception will be this Wednesday, December 14 at Theatre 99 on Meeting Street in Charleston. It starts at 6 PM and ends at 7:30. Theatre 99 has a bar so come on down for a drink. The theatre is above The Bike Shop and it's a really cool space. Theatre 99 has a ton of really great comedy shows and if you've never been they are fun. If you come to my opening, you are welcome to come back at 8 for a free show.

The show will have about 50 paintings on canvas ranging in size from 18x24 to 36x48. The prices will range from $40 to $200 and there will a very limited amount of silk screened posters designed and printed by my new friend, Nick "Danger" Wilson.

The best part of the show at Theatre 99 is that 25% of all sales will go towards helping Theatre 99 install a new elevator lift for handicapped visitors. Theatre 99 and The Have Nots Comedy troupe have done so much to help local artists in Charleston and the Performing Arts that I am glad that I can contribute back a fraction of the support they have shown me over the last 3 years.

Come on down and say hello and please spread the word. You will be able to take a painting home with you and they make a great gift or at least that's what I am told. I try to price my artwork so that they are affordable and you will also be helping out Theatre 99.

NEW WEBSITE ALMOST READY 2.0 should be up and running hopefully by Wednesday but maybe the end of the week. I have updated every section from my previous site including at least 100 new pieces of artwork from my time in Virginia. I probably have too much work on there but I personally love being able to sort through an artist's work to see the wide variety. i understand why many artists feature only their best work but I have found my favorite pieces are often different than other people's and vice versa. So i would rather just put it all out there and let you decide how much you want to see.

So that's my 1st blog and I will be updating it all the time so check back from time to time. As soon as I learn to post pictures and links and things, I will be putting all sorts of stuff on here. It will probably be more a visual blog than anything.

I hope to see you at Theatre 99 this Wednesday.