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ADVENTURES IN ART
Pan
Seasons
Red Shift
Japanese Cranes
WindSeeker
Steel Maiden
Portrait
Myth Moth
Pan
Pan



This patron wanted a piece to reflect her inner self without it being a portrait. She sees fairies, other worlds and is very attuned to nature. I put Pan as the focus since he is a God of Nature. It is he who is the guardian and the bridge between this world and the little people.

Seasons Seasons



This complex piece was commissioned by a guy who wanted the history and future of mankind to be told using a bard as the story teller. I used the medicine wheel concept with Nature surrounding the story because it is Nature who has always made the rules.

Red Shift
Red Shift

This band wanted a Daliesque theme to promote the name Ear Candy. I finished the artwork then they found that Ear Candy was already in use. I then put a panel on the bottom and put in their new name, Red Shift. It was a challenging and fun to do and ended up as a nice piece of fine art.

Japanese Cranes
Japanese Cranes


My niece recently got married and wanted a painting as a wedding gift. She and her husband are into all things Japanese and requested something Oriental and minimalist. They sent lots of samples, and though I'm good at copying and imitating, I'm not Japanese and it felt wrong. So I used the beautiful Japanese Cranes which are living works of art. They symbolized marital fidelity, longevity and happiness ... perfect!

Wind Seeker
Wind Seeker


This gentleman was fascinated by first nations art and spirituality. He believes his totem is the eagle. I used the yin yang symbol to unite this dimension and the world of spirit.

Steel Maiden
A Steel Maiden


This is an excellent example of the power that can be found in a ballpoint pen.

Portrait
Portrait


I found that I'm very good at stippling. What I can't reproduce by any other method I can achieve with lots of little dots. I work very quickly, and this drawing only took a day.

Myth Moth
Myth Moth


This painting was done to tell the story of the realm of the Fairie and the ancient Gods. Female on the left and male on the right, moving from the good aspects of those worlds, down to the unsavory characters.

Portrait of a Friend
Portrait of a Friend


I don't usually do well with portraits, but in this case, because I was able to work her into my impressions of her life, it came out just fine.

Blessed Heart
Blessed Friend


This picture was done for a lovely woman who wanted a relaxing and charming piece. Since she is a Christian I used the dove and the pelican, both symbols of Christ. The child is the symbol of innocence and purity and though I don't do well with "cute", I'd say this one is better than cute.