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I am currently building a portfolio of work to hold an art gallery showing in Boston in the Summer of 2015.
I am torn as to what the theme should be for the show. Until this point I have primarily drawn celebrities that people would (hopefully) instantly recognize with the exception of a few non main stream personal favorites that might not be household names.
I’m now thinking of taking a different track and starting to research, find and photograph interesting faces. My thoughts are the show could exhibit one or the other or perhaps both famous and non famous faces. Something like “Rags to Riches”
For now I’ll be working each evening to produce new work to really fill out a large portfolio, I will also need to start working in different sizes as right now I’ve been using 11″x9″ bristol board – but it would be more interesting to have a gallery showing various sizes that are much larger also.
below is the first few images that I might use – If you are reading this post later than the time of writing I have “hopefully” updated more work below.


This post will be updated at regular intervals during 2014. It will document a year of art production. I mainly specialize in portraits of people – normally famous people such as actors, musicians etc. I am also hoping to do some personal portraits of friends and family and may even throw in a self portrait for good measure. This page will likely mainly consist of graphite pencil on paper, however I hope to occasionally do some other work such as watercolor paint, oils and acrylics as well as some charcoal work.

Please feel free to bookmark the page and check it regularly for updates. Also if you have a special request of someone you would like to see me capture with my pencil, please drop me a line using the form below and I will see what I can do. I hope you enjoy the gallery and are a frequent visitor.

January 2014 Additions

February 2014 Additions

UPDATE – There was no new art between March and November! – Due to buying a home and moving state and tending to 2 young sons as well as my full time job this got understandably sidetracked, but I plan on closing out the year strong, here is the first of the new end of year artworks.

November 2014 Additions

December 2014 Additions

This is my first attempt at filming a drawing I did. I chose Muhammad Ali as he is a recognizable iconic figure. The drawing took 3.5 hours, but here it is condensed into a little bit over a minute. Enjoy, and please feel free to leave comments and/or subscribe to my youtube channel for future drawings and other random filming experiments.



Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

I have been re-exploring Adobe Illustrator recently having seemingly used nothing but Photoshop for many years. I wanted to draw something iconic that would be instantly recognizable to everyone. I downloaded an image of Bruce lee from the web. I then took that image into Photoshop and put it through the threshold tool to simplify the design. I then took that into illustrator and initially used live trace. This provided the rough framework for me to draw over. I used a combination of layers to achieve the end result below. The Chinese writing I researched is how Bruce Lee is written in Chinese. I used some stroke effects with Chinese ink style brushes I downloaded for this.

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