Emily Dickinson

I rediscovered this fine lady recently. Thought a portrait was in order.



10th International LDS Art Competition Entry

I just finished this — my submission for the 10th International LDS Art Competition this year. The theme was: Tell Me the Stories of Jesus.

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.” Luke 2:52

If the judges like it, it’ll go in an exhibit this fall in the Church Art History Museum in SLC (which will also be online). I’ll keep you posted on that score …

I started with a graphite drawing and painted it in Photoshop. If anyone’s interested, I’m happy to post a quick process overview.

Autumn Walk

While we’re on the subject of old class assignments, this was one of my favorites – from a digital art class, if you can believe it. We were supposed to take the concepts we’d been working with digitally out into the real world. For me, this manifested in giant found-art collages on the floor of the Harris Fine Arts Center. This was one iteration. The silhouettes are from a photo I took of my brother and sister walking on the beach.


Found these …

Found some old assignments from a college Illustration class. All were gouache paintings.

A design for a perfume store shopping bag:


For a concept article: “Do pets go to heaven?”


And a non-traditional interpretation of “The Eensy-Weensy Spider,” though I suppose you could argue “Little Miss Muffet” if you had to.




Nye Beach Cottage Sharpie Murals

So this was my big project as of a couple months ago. We stayed on the Coast in Newport, Oregon for four days, where I got paid to draw all over the walls of an actual 1913 Craftsman cottage with sharpies. It was a blast, but also a little nerve-wracking as I couldn’t do much in the way of preliminary drawings due to the wall surfaces. The cottage, which belongs to my folks (seriously – who else would set me loose on their house with a bunch of sharpies?) is being fixed up for a vacation rental. It’s a lovely little place, practically ON Nye Beach, in a gorgeous location with tons of character. I seriously cried when we left. Will post the renting information when it’s available.

So … if anybody else out there wants to pay me to vandalize their house or anything, drop me a line. I’d be happy to.