Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wings of Hell

I dedicate this piece to those of you who are suffering from post-Halloween depression like myself. Seeing all that tinsel garbage take over the dark and macabre decor on the store shelves makes me want to weep.  Anyways, I got my artwork back from Hangfire Bar last week and so I finally got a chance to take a (somewhat) decent picture of one of my newest pieces. It's by far my largest canvas painting to date. Weighing in at 50"x24" (approx. 4 ft. x 2 ft.) it was quite a challenge for me to work on it. I normally paint on my bed with the canvas lying flat or in my lap, so you can imagine how awkward it was for me to be rushing from one side of the canvas to the next. Unfortunately this may be the last work you see from me for awhile as I'll be working diligently on Christmas paintings for friends and family and I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise by posting them in a public forum.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


I've always wanted to support local music by designing promotional materials, and this past week I finally got that chance. Let me introduce you to the best thing to happen to hip-hop in the last ten years...Kidsyc@Brandywine! Backed by a live hip-hop band, Brandywine, Kidsyc's MC skills are creative, explosive, and intelligent. Kidsyc@Brandywine's performances are always energetic and engaging. I've been a big fan since Halloween (2010) when my girlfriend introduced them to me. I finally had the opportunity to speak with them face-to-face this past October. I showed them what I could do and BAM! that's when the magic happened! I threw one of my exaggerated brand of skulls in my sketchbook and then added Kidsyc's trademark glasses and Braves hat to the mix. I fleshed out the remainder of the design with a bit of freehand text and what you see before you is my sticker design for the local hip-hop sensation! Expect to see these posted up around downtown Savannah and at Kidsyc@Brandywine's shows in the near future.

Kidsyc@Brandywine's video for their "Fire" single. Produced by Savannah locals!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hangfire Bar Artist Reception

The date is finally set! My original paintings go up on Hangfire's walls this Friday, October 14th. Remember that date, as it's also my artist reception party. This marks my second solo show this year (and ever!), so if you're in the Savannah area, come out, drink, and barf your brains out!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Yes, you're looking at a cat in a Georgia Southern polo. This piece was commissioned by my girlfriend's mother and step father, both fans of Georgia Southern, as you may have guessed. This is their cat, Gus, showing off his pride. I'd like to CATegorize this piece as both sophisticated and sporty.

Acrylic on canvas.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hangfire Bar

Last month I contacted a popular local bar called 'Hangfire' and asked to display my work there for the month of October. They agreed and asked for one thing in original piece by me for the bar to keep indefinitely. Hangfire (aka Hangfizzy or Hangfizzle) has a one-drink-you're-done concoction called "Scorpion Tea". I'm not too sure what exactly it consists of, but it's cheap and delicious. So I figured I would celebrate this special drink with a nice, evil scorpion for the bar. Although it's not a big piece (roughly 14.5" x 7"), I made sure to pull out all the stops for this one. I added a glow-in-the-dark background and chalkboard paint on the lower half to customize the drink price if it ever changes. No word yet on when my artwork will be going up this month but stay tuned for more updates.

"Hangfire's Scorpion Tea"
Acrylic on wood.
Glow-in-the Dark

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cyberclectic Exchange II

Those of you in the Savannah, Georgia area I would like to take this time to inform you of a new craft bazaar that my girlfriend and I will be attending here in town. It's called the Cyberclectic Exchange. Thoughtfully put together by SCAD grad couple, Emma Dyer and Collin Daniel (CuddleBat Graphics LLC), this is not your average art swap. The event is held at a bar/music venue on Bull St. called The Wormhole. Lots of local music acts will be performing at every 'Exchange', as well as drink specials provided by the bar. The first ever Cyberclectic Exchange was a few weeks ago but this Friday (Oct. 7th) is the second go-around, so if you missed it before now is your chance. I will be selling original paintings, prints, Grim threads t-shirts, and other knick knacks all night long. The event kicks off at 8:30pm and runs until the bar yells "Last call!". The Facebook event can also be found here.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My brother's 27th birthday present.

In roughly 3 hours I have taken a simple idea and turned it into what you see before you. I was disappointed that I couldn't afford to take my brother to see Wolves in the Throne Room in Atlanta today, so I took my extra time and painted this for him instead.

Acrylics on canvas