Sometimes you just want to paint and not try to overthink things., some of my best works were created this way. Overthinking (overworking) can pretty much kill just about anything. Raven’s Flight might not be much to look at but it’s actually one of my favorites. Less is more kind of thing. :)
Acrylic painting done on masonite board.
I wanted to paint a Hero, so I painted a school teacher. Anyone that had/has Richard Reeve as their teacher knows they have something special. I always hear of the countless number of kids this man has affected in such a positive light. This guy can't go anywhere without someone excitedly saying "Mr. Reeve!!!". Yet, he remains humble and ever positive no matter what comes his way.
Part of a spiritual armor series I’ve been working on.
This pink tree ended up being one of my popular paintings. Made the cover to an art magazine in the twin cities and has sold world wide.
Portrait painting of Bella Hess.
One of my most popular pieces I’ve created, and one of the most used pieces all over social media. I see this thing get shared EVERYWHERE and get 100,000’s of shares/likes and zero mention of who created it. :) Just remember folks, we try and make a living with our artwork and when people take them and never give credit to the artist it’s really a disservice to them.
I personally maybe got 40 likes and a couple of shares on my FB page, but I constantly see others sharing it and getting several hundred thousands shares and likes with no mention of my name. If you like this work and you’d really like to help me out, then please mention who made it.
I created this series as a parody to Fallout’s Nuka Cola and Coca-Cola vintage ads. The funny thing is there were some people who thought Atom Bomb Cola was a real product back in the day.
A while back they were installing a security wall in the local courthouse and Lori asked me to draw something on the sheetrock. The idea was to have everyone sign around the drawing before they put the wood/marble on it. To my surprise the sketch I did ended up being a conversation piece to where people in the surrounding buildings kept dropping by to look at it. The construction workers didn't want to damage it so they built a protective layer around it so it would still be there if the wall was ever torn down.
I told Lori if I had known it was going to be this popular I would've done something better than a charcoal sketch. I ended up doing a more refined version, prints were made and Lori gave one to each judge she worked with as a parting gift since her law clerkship was over.
Paint from your imagination and you can truly call your artwork your own.
That age old question from Vern in the movie ‘Stand By Me’, do you think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman?
I painted this in front of a group of people that were attending a charity event to raise money to support the local arts.
Character concept done for a T-shirt line I was launching called Goad Gear.
Cover art done for Mass Effect series “Descencion” & “Solace”
Painting of a Vietnamese woman in an Ao dai.
The real reason the tortoise beat the hare.
From my own experience in life sometimes the path I'm on may come to a dead end with no sign of what direction to take next. When going back isn't an option it's usually then when I keep the faith and one is revealed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan