Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Anansi, the Trickster -- a Little God

acrylic on found wood
49 x 27 cm

Andromeda & Cetus

Well, I finally finished the entirety of Little Gods and Monsters -- no, that's not the title... yet. But here's the first - it's Andromeda and Cetus....

31 x 54 cm
Acrylic on found wood

Monday, July 6, 2009

BBW seeks Mate: Me; Rubenesque. You; Like Reubens

Drew these a while back - wasn't sure what I was going to use them for - and lo and behold, didn't use them for anything...... yet.

If you know me, then you already know of my soft spot for the big girls - especially the unapologetic sexy ones....

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Uh - My eyes are up here, Jerk

Did this series of images for a set of silk-screened notebooks that I did. I called them 'Don't Peep' - I dunno, seemed funny at the time. But not all jokes stand the test of time. I mean, Designing Women is timeless, but watching Mork and Mindy these days just doesn't do it anymore, you know?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Simple Black Widow

Not the best quality photo, but hey, it's just a sketch. Was attempting to make something simple for screenprinting on notebooks. Got close to finishing this and realized... oh. Not simple.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beast Rabban

Been reading Dune lately - yes, I admit it, even the new books. Gotta say, while some may hate Daivd Lynch's vision (some might even say it's the worst movie he ever did), I was marked by that movie - first from descriptions my mother gave me, all the while telling me it was too intense for me to watch; and later when watching it myself. So - the Beast, Rabban Harkonnen.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Just another one from the sketchbook. Been reading China Mieville lately and he describes a race of underewater dwellers - he does what many good writers do, and leaves much to the imagination. This is what came out of mine.

Cherry Darling

Poor, neglected blog. If you were a cactus, you would still be dead from my lack of attention.


So anyway, no new paintings to show - not done yet. But in the meantime, here's a little something from my sketchbook. It's Cherry Darling, of course. Because I love prosthetics, Rose McGowan, and to a lesser extent; zombies. But really, if there's one image that vies for attention with all those that were indelibly smeared on my brain while young and impressionable, it would be that of the woman with the machine gun for a leg.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Alright - this was a hard one. I worked and reworked and reworked this, but all through the process just couldn't get it right. I think the sky was the most challenging for me, and it wasn't helped by the composition. This was a real learning piece for me - and forced me to come to terms with not being happy with everything that I've done. That sometimes, a piece just won't live up to its potential, and you just have to wash your hands of it, and start over if the idea still appeals to you. So this painting is the one I had to wash my hands of. I'll post the newer (much larger) version later.

Anyway, Heget is an Egyptian deity, associated with frogs and fertility.

Tyr & Fenrir

Tyr and Fenrir - another small painting that I really like as a drawing, but once it was painted I felt it was a little static. I like how the boy's face and hair turned out alot. This legend is of course nordic, and is about how they were attempting to chain the wolf Fenrir. Odin, Tyr and others told Fenrir they were only testing to see if he had the strength to break from his bonds - and promised that if he was unable to break them, they would remove them. Fenrir - rightfully - didn't trust them, so as insurance, Tyr volunteered to put his hand in Fenrir's fearsome jaws. Well, they didn't let the wolf out of his bonds, and Tyr gave up that hand.

So it's acrylic on more found wood - another small one 42,5x27 cm

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Maman Brigitte

yeah, I know - been forever. Well, been working on a big set of images with varying levels of success. Mostly they're legendary beings and animals they're associated with. This is one of the images that I did first, and while liking it, I think it ended up a little flat compositions-wise. Anyway, Brigitte is big in Voodoo, she's all about graveyards and drinking rum that has been so spiced with hot peppers that no human could drink it (and is known to rub it on her privates, as well, but I thought that might not be such a good picture since I'm painting her as a minor). She's symbolized by the black rooster..... this one's acrylic on found wood. 26x43cm

Sunday, February 1, 2009

An Old One

So no, this isn't a recent piece - this is an old one - actually it was my first screen print. It's called "Suma" - sort of geisha meets sumo wrestler.... It was part of a set of drawings I did of "big and beautiful' women.... Took a class on screen-printing when I first moved here to Amsterdam (not really knowing anything about it) and they told us to bring in a picture. So the the dot matrix coloring was sort of an experiment on the fly, over an ink drawing that I had done for something else.
I still like her - she sort of reminds me of that really big woman dancing with the sexy Twi'lek dancer in Jabba the Hut's palace (if you didn't already know that I was a geek, I guess I just came out, as it were. I prefer to be thought of as 'adorkable', though....)