The Softer Side of the Studio

Every man has a softer side that he expresses in different ways.  I express mine through inspirational pieces like Focused, a portrait of my Maine Coon cat, Rocky.  Maine Coons are often ideal pets for special needs adults and children due to their mellow and intuitive natures.  After reading about a young artist who has Autism and how her Maine Coon helps her to be able to focus and create amazing works of art, I felt compelled to paint her story using Rocky as a model.  Purple Pansies was inspired by my friend, Beth who loves pansies and named her jewelry business after them.  Check her out on Etsy: PurplePansy333.

Custom Portrait
Custom Portrait
Custom Portrait
Custom Portrait
Custom Portrait
Custom Portrait
Focused
Focused

Prints available for sale

Purple Pansies
Purple Pansies
The Love of Christ
The Love of Christ

Original and prints available for sale

Monochromatic - Paintings

Starstruck 313 Style

Inner Star
Inner Star
Hero Vanelope
Hero Vanelope
Precious
Precious
Faithful Max
Faithful Max
Roasted
Roasted
Venomous
Venomous

As an avid comic book fan, the re-interpretations of iconic Marvel comic book covers and characters has been the most fun for me.  Mixing my love for comics with the actors who brought each character to life for a new generation.  Of course I don't limit my imagination to Marvel. Check back for more characters to come!

Canvas

Mulan
Mulan

Airbrushed canvas 36x24, original for sale

Tempting
Tempting

Airbrushed canvas 20x20, original for sale

Elizabeth as Rey
Elizabeth as Rey

Airbrushed canvas 24x36

A Candle is Not to be Trifled With
A Candle is Not to be Trifled With

Airbrushed canvas 16x20, original for sale

Come Here...I Have Something for You
Come Here...I Have Something for You

Airbrushed canvas 24x36, original available for sale

Battle on the Bridge
Battle on the Bridge

Chris Helmsworth as Thor in this iconic rendition of Marvel's issue #4 Silver Surfer comic book cover.

Longing (Bogart)
Longing (Bogart)

Airbrushed canvas, 36x24, framed. Original and prints for sale

Ian Somerhalder
Ian Somerhalder

Airbrushed canvas, 16x20

Pencils

Dr. Strange
Dr. Strange

Charcoal and pencils

Raven
Raven

Charcoal and pencils

Clea
Clea

Charcoal and pencils

Emma Watson as Belle
Emma Watson as Belle

Pencils

Steampunk Jenn
Steampunk Jenn

Pencils

Mixed Media

Girl's Night Out
Girl's Night Out

Airbrushed sheet metal

Don't Cry
Don't Cry

Charcoal drawing

The Eyes Have It - Pencils

"The eyes are the mirror of the soul and reflect everything that seems to be hidden..." - Paul Coelho

The Secret Within
The Secret Within
Staring Fear in the Eye
Staring Fear in the Eye
Eye on the Prize
Eye on the Prize
Rapunzel's Realization
Rapunzel's Realization
An Eye for Love
An Eye for Love
Eye on the Lamp
Eye on the Lamp
Bring back what once was mine
Bring back what once was mine
Restore the Heart
Restore the Heart
Love Can Thaw a Frozen Heart
Love Can Thaw a Frozen Heart

313 Doing Digital

During the summer it gets a little too toasty to paint in my studio during the day, so I use that time to complete comic book colorist orders and test different colors or ideas for my latest projects using ProCreate and Photoshop. One of my favorites was  transforming a friend and her boyfriend into the iconic couple: Harley Quinn and the Joker.  Being an artist herself, she loved the artistic re-imagination.  Curious how you would look as your favorite character?  Send me a picture of yourself and which character you would like to be and I can transform you too!  Check out my latest renderings and comic book pages on Instagram.

Digital Rendering of "Tempted"
Digital Rendering of "Tempted"

When I want to test different colors and ideas, it's helpful to upload my sketch to ProCreate and paint it there. Having come up with a final product I like the next step is airbrushing in on a canvas.

Re imagined Harley and the Joker
Re imagined Harley and the Joker