May 28, 2008

5.28.08 (NEWS)

My wife and I have returned from my workshop at Dawson College in Montreal, Canada. My good friend and talented illustrator, John Singer facilitated the visit. The workshop lasted three days, and I was treated much better than I deserved. I gave a formal lecture on Monday, a painting demonstration on Tuesday, and a business/portfolio presentation on Wednesday. I was sure to bring a number of original paintings. The school was fantastic, and the students were exceptionally gracious. Thanks again to John, Louise, Don, Jenn, and everyone else responsible for giving me this opportunity. I also got to catch up with long lost friend, and fellow Illustration Academy alumni James Bentley while I was there. John Singer is also an Academy alumn.

I will be heading down to Sarasota, Florida next week for my next tour at the Illustration Academy. I'm thrilled to be apart of such an amazing group. This year should be bigger and better than ever. I hope I see a number of familiar faces there, as well.

New work for Virginia Living Magazine

New work for Rolling Stone. I was commissioned to complete eight illustrations for their 100 Greatest Guitarists Issue. The art director Steve Charny has been amazing to work with. I completed portraits of Kirk Hammett (Metallica), BB King, John Mayer, Santana, Omar Rodríguez-López (Mars Volta), Jimmy Page, Buddy Guy, and Van Halen. What an amazing project! I had a little less than a month from start to finish. The issue should be on the news stand now.

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