- watercolor pencils - Micron pigment pens - acrylic ink - white colored pencils - watercolor paper - magic rub erasers - florecent pink anything and everything
I was hired by Boom Creative to create two original art pieces for Spokane Global Credit Union's 2013 Campaign.
Initially I was one of three brand artists to create pieces inspired by the words: 'Global Citizen'. The second piece was commissioned for their 'Home Loans' department campaign. The pieces were used on numerous billboards, banners, print ads, TV spot backgrounds, bank interiors, and to fully wrap a bus.
For this campaign they also hired local musicians and bands to write songs and perform for their commercials. This is one of the biggest projects I've been a part of, and I get to scratch a huge goal off my list - my artwork on a Billboard! It was an interesting and amazing experience.
I created all of the newspaper illustrations for the Inlander's annual BEST OF readers poll.
Tiny Triumphs - Little Victories
July 2013 Art show at the VERA Project, Seattle Center.
A few images of two different limited addition coloring books I self published.
Doma Coffee bags are hand letterpressed by my good friend Chris Dreyer over at Dreyer Press.
I've designed two bags for them now - The Sea of Love (special Valentines Bag), and The Love Muffin Cafe (Home Blend). I've also included some photos of Chris printing my first bag - I was so very excited for it!
* * * Update * * *
The Sea of Love just took home three awards at the Spokane Addy's for 2012. I'm beyond thrilled!
-Best of Division
- Best of Show, Print
I created the album art for Spokane Community Radio's 2012 Spocompilation CD. The lady was drawn and colored with watercolor and then her dress was digitally filled. The background is a mix of markers and colored pencils. It was a very fun project.
I worked with a local Ad Firm, Boom Creative, to create illustrations for nine different thirty second Lynn Area TV spots. Adam's was my favorite!
Cover design, poster, and illustrations (of the winning stories) for the Inlander's short fiction contest.
Seven Seconds to Thunder
An exhibit and installation at the Moses Lake Museum and Art Center - 2012.
This show celebrates tiny moments; times of stillness
amidst fury. Each work offers a glimpse into a land of whimsy where large eyed
creatures, in a collective instance, are frozen momentarily awaiting
Kolva Sullivan Gallery - 2011
Flutter was my first big solo show. It was an illustrated narrative that I displayed as suspended mixed media screen prints. They were each created in an addition of 3 and hung from painted black locust branches cut from my yard.
Along with the posters I made a limited addition zine printed on grape colored paper with silver ink.
Special thanks to Blue Button for screen printing assistance, and Dreyer Press for the phenomenal job printing the zines!
Daily Doodle Sketch
A sampling from a daily illustration project I did for part of 2012. I very much enjoyed this project and hope to one day start it up again.
I use acrylic paint and ink. My process starts with painting an abstract background, sketching with pencil, painting in the subjects/objects, and ends by outlining in ink using a quill. I often paint on homemade wood panels or thick fancy plywood that I cut freestyle with a jig saw (and then sand down obsessively). I also enjoy searching for and repainting vintage frames. The pieces for the frames are then created on thin birch ply.
I struggled in the beginning with canvas - as I found that laying on my work while painting just created dents. I also couldn't properly grind my brushes to death without making pucker marks. It was a nasty old cutting board in a rented garage that made the artist I am today! I've been painting on wood ever since.
Full page illustrations and cover design for the Inlander's Fall Art's issue.
Here is just a handful of the posters I've designed.