Monday, December 23, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

This has been a very long year & I am excited to slow down & celebrate Christmas & the New Year with loved ones!

Wishing EVERYONE a Merry Christmas, Joyeux Noel, Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, С РОЖДЕСТВОМ

…… & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Saint-Remy-de-Provence

In September, I went to find artistic inspiration in the South of France… I found myself in Saint-Remy-de-Provence! I found exactly what I needed… I sat here all day sketching in my sketchbook and coming up with new drawings and paintings. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Meeting and shaking hands with The President of the United States...


Yesterday was a pretty significant day at DreamWorks Animation! The President of the United States gave a speech on the importance of film and entertainment for the world.

I was lucky enough to shake his hand and have a few seconds with him!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Carrieres de Lumieres



In September I attended the “Carrières de Lumières” art show in Le Baux-de-Provence, France – just outside Saint Rémy-de-Provence, France.  It was an art show of artwork of Monet, Renoir, Chagall, among others –projected onto the quarries’ huge walls, pillars and floor. The entire room engulfed and surround you with artwork. It was a very different way to experience art at such a LARGE scale.

The location was inside a cave of quarries…. The quarries were dug out over the years to extract the bauxite and limestone used to build the village of Les Baux as well as many of the limestone buildings in Paris.

It was really hard to capture in a photograph… also above is a picture when the lights were dim so you can see a scale of how large the cave is. It’s open until Jan 5th 2014 if you are in the area. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Royal Mail




Mail I received from H.S.H Princess Stephanie of Monaco & HRH Prince Henry of Wales....


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Muses


I was fortunate to have two beautiful French sisters poise for my painting “Beautiful New Adventures” for my upcoming Paris show. They were incredible muses and their help and enthusiasm helped make one of my favorite paintings – this painting took about 3 months to paint and the luggage took a lot of patience and LOTS of wine! I can’t thank my muses enough! I hope to have you pose for many paintings. Merci Mon Cheri Belles Eva & Julie

My Gallery show opens in 1 week in Paris, France at Galerie Arludik!!!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

La Belle et la Bete


The early sketch for this drawing has lingered in my sketchbook for 2 years just waiting to be realized. I finally found a perfect moment for it in my upcoming exhibit in Paris at Galerie Arludik. I love the fairytale of Beauty & The Beast and I love the emotion conveyed in this drawing.

GALERIE ARLUDIK Paris, France / September 5th - October, 2013 / Opening Reception: September 5th

Thursday, August 8, 2013

YOUR INVITED...





My new exhibition at Galerie Arludik in Paris, France 

September 5th – October, 2013 
Opening Reception: September 5th

Cannot wait for everyone to see my new creations! A show of never seen before drawings & paintings! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Real Housewives of Orange County

I was so excited this year to find out that Doug & Lydia Mclaughlin were added to the Real Housewives of Orange County cast. Not only are they the sweetest and most amazing couple, but they are also the proud owners of two of my favorite paintings!!!! I was so thrilled to see the paintings featured in so many shots in their house this season!! I am so honored and glad these paintings found such a happy home and could not belong to a more awesome family!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TURBO

Here are early concepts for the DreamWorks Animation Film “Turbo.” I was one of the first artists on the movie and I was asked to take a quick pass at some of the main characters! Many of the ideas in these early sketches made it into the final characters. 

You can see a few of my sketches in “The Art of Turbo” book – here are a few more! Check them out! 

Friday, June 21, 2013

First Day Of Summer


It’s officially the First Day of Summer – Enjoy!

This was artwork that I painted that appeared in the summer issue of the French Magazine Fluide.G in 2011.  

Friday, June 7, 2013

My Wife's Bionic Hand...

So I know I have been a bit quite these past few months...My wife was in a car accident, which resulted in surgery - this is a pic of her X-Ray! It looks painful just looking at it...OUCH! Her doc was a magician and created her a bionic hand! She is going to have super strength in the future!

Friday, May 31, 2013

Always a story...


When I paint, I often have many meanings behind each painting. There is always a story…

My painting “Snake Charmer,” is about regaining our power, conquering our fears and ownership of ourselves as powerful sexual beings. The Snake symbolizes the chains of our past. The woman in the painting is no longer a victim and has suppressed her fears and used confidence and sexuality to seduce her captive.

This was another painting that I exhibited and sold at Art Monaco 11 in Monaco, at the Grumaldi Forum in 2011.  This was an honor to show in Monaco. I was happy it got the love and attention back! It’s a favorite of mine!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Your Own Utopia...



My painting, “High Fashion Safari” deals with the notion of creating your own perfect utopia. What if you could literally re-fashion the world as you wanted it to look? That is the question that I hope my painting provokes you to consider. The painting also contemplates our lust for luxury items and desires to make the things around us beautiful.


This painting was exhibited and sold at Art Monaco 11 in Monaco, at the Grumaldi Forum in 2011. This painting got everyone talking and was a favorite at the art fair! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Their Words Will Never Hurt Her Again


This Painting, "Their Words Will Never Hurt Her Again" was created for the Contemporary Art Auction by Maitre Pierre Cornette de Saint Cyr held in October 2011, in Paris, France. 

I was so honored to be apart of the art auction amongst masters of contemporary art like; Dave Lachapelle, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, etc.

This was one of the 3 paintings I completed for the auction. I was reading lots of articles at the time about the problems of bullying and the effects that it can have on a person. I wanted to create a painting that took on the issue, but also added the element of empowerment. I have always been a fan of classic fairy tales, and the story of Cinderella seemed perfect! I added my own fashion twist of coarse, and showed a confident Cinderella scrubbing away the evil names called to her by her step-sisters! This piece means a lot to me and is an absolute favorite of mine!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Blast From The Past Part 3

Face sketches from the “The Wanderer” project that I worked on over 10 years ago. Project by the Brizzi Brothers. Wow how time flies. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Yummy Yummy for My Tummy



This was a cupcake that was made based on a character I designed - B.O.B. from Monsters Vs. Aliens. Above is a sketch of mine that I did early on.

I have to say… that is one yummy resemblance! And it tasted just as good as it looked!

Monday, February 25, 2013

On The Seventh Day The Lord Wore Chanel


This is one of my favorite paintings! It brings up the question what if God was a women…If she was, I feel she would be the most stylish of all and making walking on water very high fashion!!! The wine in the painting was based on a bottle of wine gifted to me from a famous Grammy winning song-writing friend of mine. I saved it for over 8yrs looking for the right occasion. The right occasion happened to be a dinner with my beautiful wife to be! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!


Happy Valentines Day Everyone – this was artwork that I painted that appeared in the French Magazine Fluide.G in 2011.  

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Look Who's Coming to Dinner

This was a fun warm up for a project! A chef character I did that was in the DWA Halloween film Scared Shrekless. Cooking scene with Gingy. 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Morning Shower

Thursday Morning warm up doodle. Was looking through my Oliver Hurst book and got super jazzed. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jack Frosty

I was asked around very late 2008 or early 2009 I believe to do a quick pass on a face for Jack Frost for the DWA film Rise of the Guardians, by the original director. They wanted me to combine some of the awesome ideas done by some of the other talented vis dev artist and distill a take of an angst emo teen! I only worked on the movie for about 2 weeks.  I was kinda thinking of peter pan and a splash of a teen idol! Was definitely in a more stylized place back then.