Hello again everyone! I had a long break from all this major art stuff in my life. Here is a bit about what has been going on. I had an awakening spiritually a few years ago and ever since then I have been trying to figure out what to make of it. Along the way I moved from New Orleans to help take care of my ailing father. Finally I moved back to New York state to be closer to my Mother and have finally settled near the Catskills in a lovely area close to nature. That being said I am re-dedicating myself to my work and emphasizing my pet portrait commissions and animal paintings. This current series I am doing will reflect my optimism and love for living in the now, and my colorful big eyed critters. I am hoping to get a shop up soon of current work. Have a nice day. Peace!
Hello 2018! I wanted to announce that I will be doing some artwork live at the Palace Art Market on Frenchmen Street in NOLA across from d.b.a.! If you are visiting this site for the first time and you saw my work at the art market and wanted to find out more about commission prices and sizes available click here or find the commission page in the site menu above. Cheers!
I just wanted to add a post wishing you all a most joyous and peaceful holiday! Looking forward to 2018 with love and hope. Remember to be kind to yourself, be kind to others and be kind to planet earth!
I am going to start posting my small, inexpensive ($150-$100) paintings for sale on my Art for Sale page, starting with the lead singer of one of my favorite bands The Cure’s Robert Smith. Stay tuned for more small paintings from some of my favorite TV shows, Cartoons, Movie characters, etc., well as small Big eyed gal paintings, Dreamy Goddesses, and other stuff I normally paint. If you want commissions of particular subjects by me consult the Commission page! Enjoy!
Since my last post I have been in a process of changing my diet and athletic training to lose weight because I was having more and more issues with back pain trying to paint and I thought dropping some pounds would maybe help. I am currently about 45 pounds lighter since winter 2016 but I am still finding it hard to stand or sit to work on a painting for anything longer than 15 or 20 minutes at a time, which was becoming increasingly frustrating to me. As of a few months ago i began trying to paint lying in bed, and though i found it more comfortable I had a hard time not making a total mess of my bed. Enter my new Sienna Plein Air mobile painting studio (pictured in first pic) which I finally received in the mail a few days ago, and I am back to work again. I have much more control of the angle of the canvas, which is great, and my paint palette and brush tray nice and close to my painting surface. I will be doing less larger work in the future so that is a bit of a change I will have to accept, but I guess I’ll just have to live with that reality for now. I do intend to do more plein air painting as well with this gear but am psyched how much this set up is helping in my studio.
The March issue of Dime Entertainment Magazine has a feature on me and my work! Looks really cool especially the huge pull out poster of my Billy Idol painting. I am including a signed big Billy poster with my commission packages as well for the next couple months! Click HERE for the digital version of the magazine to read the whole thing and look at the pretty pretty pictures!
Glad to have some dust clear prior to Fat Tuesday to get some work done on some new Dollface paintings. I will be exhibiting my Dollface work exclusively at Kawaii NOLA here in New Orleans as long as Kanako will have me. Let me know what you think about these and if you would like to see more? Like to see the most up to date social networking feed of mine featuring this kind of work? Be sure to follow my @dollfacegallery feed on instagram and while you’re at it follow @kawaiinola to find out more about the cutest place in New Orleans. Thanks! Happy mardi Gras!