January 28, 2013
Noodles, The Familiar to My Stylist,  2013 acrylic on 27.5cm x 35.5cm canvas
My stylist, Stacy, commissioned me to paint her familiar, Noodles. It was the second time I had been asked to animal portraiture a tuxedo cat. Hopefully  someones asks me to do another so I have a series and it becomes a thing. I’m particularly fond of  Noodles, The Familiar to My Stylist due to its sculptural quality (textures, thick paint)  and the swift decisions made during its rendering.

Noodles, The Familiar to My Stylist,  2013 acrylic on 27.5cm x 35.5cm canvas

My stylist, Stacy, commissioned me to paint her familiar, Noodles. It was the second time I had been asked to animal portraiture a tuxedo cat. Hopefully  someones asks me to do another so I have a series and it becomes a thing. I’m particularly fond of  Noodles, The Familiar to My Stylist due to its sculptural quality (textures, thick paint)  and the swift decisions made during its rendering.

January 26, 2013
Radical Feminist Themes (Cats) 2012, acrylic and charcoal on 31.5cm x 48cm 65lb paper
It is not uncommon for females to enjoy cats.

Radical Feminist Themes (Cats) 2012, acrylic and charcoal on 31.5cm x 48cm 65lb paper


It is not uncommon for females to enjoy cats.

December 3, 2012
This is Whitney. She’s a funny, kind, and tough ass lady bro of mine. Whitney also does an amazing interpolation of Laura Branigan’s Gloria entitled Onsie. A little while ago her boyfriend, Nick saw Embarrassed Cat Scratches a Pillar (Wrecked), 2012 and immediately asked me to set it aside for him. A few months later the exchange was made and he presented this piece to her for her birthday.  

This is Whitney. She’s a funny, kind, and tough ass lady bro of mine. Whitney also does an amazing interpolation of Laura Branigan’s Gloria entitled Onsie. A little while ago her boyfriend, Nick saw Embarrassed Cat Scratches a Pillar (Wrecked), 2012 and immediately asked me to set it aside for him. A few months later the exchange was made and he presented this piece to her for her birthday.  

April 30, 2012
The Prettiest Kitty In The Whole Wide World, 2001  50cm x 75cm acrylic on canvas
This is from my second semester of painting and was done without reference making it, in the words of my drawing teacher, fraudulent. Be that as it may, while executing The Prettiest Kitty In The Whole Wide World I learned a valuable lesson from my painting teacher…how to use purple effectively. Thanks Neal.

The Prettiest Kitty In The Whole Wide World, 2001  50cm x 75cm acrylic on canvas

This is from my second semester of painting and was done without reference making it, in the words of my drawing teacher, fraudulent. Be that as it may, while executing The Prettiest Kitty In The Whole Wide World I learned a valuable lesson from my painting teacher…how to use purple effectively. Thanks Neal.

March 5, 2012
Embarrassed Cat Scratches a Pillar (Wrecked), 2012 63cm x97cm acrylic and charcoal on 60lb coated paper

Embarrassed Cat Scratches a Pillar (Wrecked), 2012 63cm x97cm acrylic and charcoal on 60lb coated paper

December 26, 2011
This is Ella. She is the familiar to one of my friends and patrons, Marc . Over the years I spent a fair amount of time with her. Our interactions usually consisted of her coming up to me at some point, sniffing my foot and running off. Though I am not one for close animal engagement, my encounters with Ella were always pleasant as it seemed we had a mutual respect for each other. So I was not unmoved when I learned, from Marc, of Ella’s passing a few days ago. In his email he described a particularly connected moment that reaffirms my feeling of there being a mutual respect between Ella and me.

"After I was living at my mom’s for a bit, I decided to lay out all of                           the art I had to see what I wanted to hang on the walls of my studio.                           When I rolled your piece out, Ella rubbed her face all over it and                           then proceeded to lay down on for about an hour.                           She was a fan."

Goodbye… Ella, the black cat (1995-2011)

This is Ella. She is the familiar to one of my friends and patrons, Marc . Over the years I spent a fair amount of time with her. Our interactions usually consisted of her coming up to me at some point, sniffing my foot and running off. Though I am not one for close animal engagement, my encounters with Ella were always pleasant as it seemed we had a mutual respect for each other. So I was not unmoved when I learned, from Marc, of Ella’s passing a few days ago. In his email he described a particularly connected moment that reaffirms my feeling of there being a mutual respect between Ella and me.

"After I was living at my mom’s for a bit, I decided to lay out all of the art I had to see what I wanted to hang on the walls of my studio. When I rolled your piece out, Ella rubbed her face all over it and then proceeded to lay down on for about an hour. She was a fan."

Goodbye… Ella, the black cat (1995-2011)

May 3, 2011
This is Alison. Yesterday was her birthday. Alison works at End of an Ear, a record store  where I had work on display. While I’m against hanging work in coffee shops and bars, I’m all about hanging in a record store. It’s a better visual environment. I gave Alison Sketchy Tuxedo Cat, (2009) as thanks for giving me the opportunity to hang at End of an Ear.

This is Alison. Yesterday was her birthday. Alison works at End of an Ear, a record store  where I had work on display. While I’m against hanging work in coffee shops and bars, I’m all about hanging in a record store. It’s a better visual environment. I gave Alison Sketchy Tuxedo Cat, (2009) as thanks for giving me the opportunity to hang at End of an Ear.

April 15, 2011

March 25, 2011
I have not had many gallery shows and I’m hesitant to hang stuff in bars or coffee shops because they are bars and coffee shops. The last time I attempted to pursue hanging work in a coffee shop, at the behest of my friend, the place wanted me to pay them $150 for “cleaning and insurance”. Mostly I drive around and move units out of the trunk of my car. This is Pamela, she contacted me about two paintings that are on my Facebook page, which has a lot of older work, mostly things I no longer have. I told her that it would be no problem for me to make duplicates for her. A few weeks later we met and made the exchange in the parking garage of a downtown hotel.

I have not had many gallery shows and I’m hesitant to hang stuff in bars or coffee shops because they are bars and coffee shops. The last time I attempted to pursue hanging work in a coffee shop, at the behest of my friend, the place wanted me to pay them $150 for “cleaning and insurance”. Mostly I drive around and move units out of the trunk of my car. This is Pamela, she contacted me about two paintings that are on my Facebook page, which has a lot of older work, mostly things I no longer have. I told her that it would be no problem for me to make duplicates for her. A few weeks later we met and made the exchange in the parking garage of a downtown hotel.