new paintings on display this saturday...

 "Last Outpost"



These three pieces will be on display this Saturday at Rothick Art Haus as part of an awesome new show called "High Plains Pussycat", featuring new works by Candy and a slew of awesome talent. Rothick never fails to put on an awesome show, so I highly recommend you try and swing by.




My apologies as always for the rather substantial gap in postings. Next month Rothick Art Haus will be hosting their second annual Monstoberfest show.

If your in the Anaheim area you should definitely try to stop by, there are some awesome contributors, and Rothick always puts on an amazing show.


of roses and elephants...


And here we are again, with something like a month between postings. Sorry about that. The painting above was one of my first ever commissions, which I completed a few weeks ago for a lovely lady in Northern California. I think it turned out pretty nice, if I do so so myself, which I do, gratuitous comma break.

Additionally, I finished up a project for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently, building an e-card maker for one of their latest openings "The Gifts of the Sultan" with my teammates at Zumwinkle.com:

The Sultans of old where big fans of gifts, gifts such as elephants.

You should totally check it out, and send your friends a gift: giftsofthesultan.com

The show itself is awesome, and features a huge collection of Islamic art, which is some of the most detailed stuff I've ever seen. Also, Islamic calligraphy melts my face off. If you get a chance I'd definitely recommend taking a look. Plus it's right next door to the big Tim Burton retrospective, which is also amazing. Gifts of the Sultan is on display at LACMA till September 5th, and I think the Tim Burton show runs through Halloween.

In any case, my continued apologies for never posting anything. Not that that's likely to change, but I like to think that it might.


more toys...

"The Wolfman"

"Pretty Little Dead Girl"

Sorry for the long break between posts. I don't really have an excuse, but I do have some new toys for you to look at. Aren't they fancy? I actually painted these as gifts for my Mom and my Sister, and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.


toys, I paint them ...

My girlfriend found these awesome little keychain toys and asked me to customize them for her. I ended up making her a tiny fishy-dragony-dude, and a tiny Donetello (because he's her favorite). I really like working on toys, it's really challenging and requires me to work in a completely different way. Plus it's a great excuse to play around and paint ninja turtles.

By the way, I just wanted to say a quick thank you to everyone who reblogged my Cthulhu dolls. (I've seen them posted all over tumblr and art blogs like Super Punch) You guys are awesome, thank you so much for sharing my work with your fans. It's always the biggest honor for me to know that people like what I do.


a dark denizen...

"Hornhelm Endbringer"

Working on this painting made me want to play Magic: the Gathering again. Ah, nerdstalgia.

Hornhelm here is my entry into The Hive's "New Avatars of Hiveland" group show opening this Saturday. This show is part of their sixth anniversary celebration which will also include a "Best of the Best" curated group show.

He's also my entry in a small side bet with The Prince of Cake. The bet is fairly simple, we're both submitting a piece to the show, so best piece wins. What will we win, and how will a winner be decided? Excellent questions for which I have no answers. But what I can tell you is this: both of us have agreed that if our painting sells we'll be donating our profits from the sale to benefit relief efforts in Japan.

So if you are going to be in the Los Angeles area this Saturday night swing by The Hive and check out their Sixth Anniversary Extravaganza, it should be pretty epic.


even dead gods can dream ...

"Cthulhu Fhtagn"

What can I say, I'm a sucker for Lovecraft.

These little beauties are my submission to next month's "Doll Haus" nesting dolls group show at Rothick Art Haus. From largest to smallest we've got an Idol to the dread Cthulhu himself, a Shogoth, and a cultist (still clutching his Necronomicon).

I strongly urge anyone in the LA / Anahiem area to come check out the show April 9th. The work I've seen so far has been excellent, and Rothick always puts on an amazing show.

*Edited to add the reverse view


another trip down the rabbit hole ...

"Time For Tea"

This Saturday, by which I mean tomorrow, is the Hive's annual "Alice in Wonderland" group show. I made the clock above for this year's show, and I think it came out pretty good. I'm trying to get more into background and environment, since some of my recent work has been a little devoid of setting.

The Hive's Tarot deck will also be available at the show for $15. You can even get your fortune read using the deck, which I always thought was pretty awesome. Check out my card "The Chariot" in its awesome new digs:
So if your in the LA area this weekend, swing by the Hive and check out all the awesome Wonderlandia on display. It should be a blast.


An Interview with Loupe Magazine ...

My first ever interview went up today on LoupeMagazine.com! A big thanks to Kira and everyone else at Loupe for the opportunity, and for being patient through what I can only imagine was a grueling process.

You can check out an amazing introduction to my work here, as well as the full interview with Loupe Magazine here.

Thanks again to all involved, this is a huge honor!


lucky number 7...


This Saturday marks the Hive's second annual Tarot Card Show, and I was asked to illustrate the seventh major arcana: the Chariot. The Chariot is a very complex card dealing with conquest or struggle and the union of opposites. The original Waite/Smith illustration is packed with symbolism and I did my best to try to recapture those points in my own interpretation.

One of the coolest things about this show is that the Hive will eventually be making a Tarot Deck using these illustrations, so keep an eye out for that.

This Saturday's show will also feature new works from Yoko D’Holbachie, Dean Fleming, and my buddies Asia Eng and Eric Hamm. Hope to see you all there.