Dancing

Light and color have an abstract energy. That process becomes a connector in my universe. Light reveals color. Tiny particles of energy dance, weave and bounce off and thru the subject, creating the form between glass walls of refraction, trapped in the edges, spun into a corner. No place to go. Bouncing back up thru the stillness. Or bouncing back at you from a monitor. Color existing only when light slams into it, shadows hint at another passage.

PiazzaNYC

An interactive website that illustrates the characters of the Commedia Dell Arte as conceived by artist Cynthia Wells

MOONGLOW

This is a children’s picture book I illustrated. The first half is fantasy, the second half is about the natural history of the animals featured in the book.

Dexter Gordon at Ronnie Scotts

Close of of a saxophone player in front of an audience

I had arrived right before the start of the concert. The only seat left was a table in front of center stage. I found out why a couple of minutes later when the fantastic Mr Dexter Gordon came out and played his big ole saxophone. The juice from his playing would land right on our […]

Birdlady

  Birdlady A short clip from the film “Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe” Inspirations – George Lepape, Elvis, Laurie Anderson

PONTY

See more of Ponty here.

Animating the two-faced diva

  Any guesses on what she’s saying? This was a scene from “Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe” completed in 1995. I’m getting it transferred to digital files soon. The answer will be revealed then. The registration is a bit off in spots because I created the gif from a copies of the scene […]

cat1

As an artist with a background in animation I’ve always wanted to have the ability to get movement into my work without having to do a big production. We’ve upgraded to Adobe Creative Cloud and now have access to all the great apps that Adobe offers and I never have to think about an upgrade […]

Negative space, Armory Week

When designing a character, movement, or color palette, I like to push an idea as far as possible – taking advantage of the negative space. The way one shape plays against another, pushing a line or curve to create ironical whimsy are tools used to invert visual over-used stereotypes. A big clef chin, small forehead […]