Crown of Seeds

Crown of Seeds art
“Crown of Seeds” was created for Illustration Friday to illustrate the concept SEED. This organic crown formed of twigs and seeds has grown on the spot into a tightly structured headpiece that shapes and molds hair into a sculptural form. How tightly it constrains the hair’s movement is evident in the spillage that bursts out of the last unrestrained corner.

Watercolor on Paper, 7″ x 5″

Wilderness Girl–Completed!

Wilderness Girl  Completed! art
I finally got around to coloring this image that was drawn to illustrate the theme “primitive” for Illustration Friday. -G

Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek

Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
Here are some recent pictures from my art show at the Weisman museum!
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
the artist reception
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
happy day
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
even babies love art!
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
gotta love those grand high-ceiling museum walls
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
My art and I!
Weisman Museum Exhibit Photo Peek art
Weisman Museum from outside

Weisman Art Exhibit, Reception Today

Weisman Art Exhibit, Reception Today art
My art is up in the Weisman museum, and there have been a steady stream of visitors thus far! Today is the artist reception, and I just came across the press release for the exhibit:

New Exhibit Opens at the Weisman Museum

Portfolio of Creative Work, a new exhibit featuring drawings, paintings, and photography from members of the Pepperdine Public Affairs team, will be on display at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Wednesday, Apr. 30, through Friday, May 2.

The Pepperdine community and general public are invited to meet the artists at a reception on Thursday, May 1, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard adjacent to the museum.

The exhibit showcases works of art from 10 members of the Public Affairs team. Featured artists include Maz Ameli, graphic designer; Jerry Derloshon, director of Public Relations and News; Rick Gibson, associate vice president for public affairs; Allen Haren, multimedia producer/broadcast engineer; Lyric Hassler, senior public relations advisor; Keith Lungwitz, senior art director; Matthew Midura, executive director of University Communications; Brett Sizemore, director of Creative Services; Gayle Wheatley, art director; and Vincent Way, manager of Editorial Services.

“The featured works in this exhibit range from rich photography to rendered illustration to engaging canvases, demonstrating a wide range of artistic prowess among the Public Affairs team,” Sizemore said. “We are very proud to have this opportunity to exhibit in such a prestigious venue as the Weisman.”

The Weisman Museum, located on the University’s Malibu campus, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is closed on Mondays and major holidays. There is no admission charge. For more information on this show and upcoming exhibits, please call (310) 506-4851 or visit the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Web site.

Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition

I will be exhibiting a collection of my “bubble girl” paintings at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Malibu, California! The show will be on view:

April 29 – May 2, 2008
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M.
Friday 11:00 – 6:00 P.M. & 8:30 – 10:00 P.M.
Private Artists’ Reception: Thursday May 1, 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
General information: 310.506.4851

Here’s an excerpt about me from the artist’s catalog that was published for the exhibition:

“Since my art is heavily influenced by the
destinations I’ve traveled to, my paintings are
filled with cultural references that are combined
to form a rich visual language. Additionally,
inspired by the years I spent in Japan, my compositions and line
work reflect the influence of ukiyo-e, while conceptually exploring the
relationship between unique distinctions and the ordinary.”

Weisman Museum of Art Exhibition art

I hope to see you at the museum!


Wilderness Girl

Wilderness Girl art
Illustration Friday: Primitive
Sketch on paper for now…this week has been too crazy, but the finished colored illustration is coming soon!

The Clumsy Ninja

The Clumsy Ninja art
“The Clumsy Ninja” illustrates the concept FAIL, from Illustration Friday.
Colored Pencil on Paper, 8.5″ x 12″

The Clumsy Ninja art

Saving Mermaids from Drowning

Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

This illustration was inspired by Illustration Friday’s topic: Save.
In the drawing, a mermaid shops at the upscale “Sea Bubble Boutique” for a land hat to wear out of water. Each “Sea Bubble” is filled with salt water, and accessorized with various sea creatures. I modeled some of the fish and critters after marine life I’ve seen while scuba diving. This illustration was a blast to do!

Colored Pencil on Paper, 10” x 12”
Saving Mermaids from Drowning artSaving Mermaids from Drowning art
Saving Mermaids from Drowning art
Saving Mermaids from Drowning art

Pet Peeves, served with Sushi

Pet Peeves, served with Sushi art
I know this is a little late, but I finally got it done!

An illustration about Pet Peeves, for illustration Friday. This is one of my biggest pet peeves–people droning on and on without a care if the listener is bored! Media: Colored Pencil & Pen on Paper

(text reads: “And the story droned on and on and on all around her, for quite a significant amount of time. But thankfully all was quiet in the tiny space around her head. And in this space she could think, and dream, and wait out the blizzard of endless babble disguised in the form of words and sentences, forming truly mindless chatter.”)


Heavy art
Pencil on Paper

Selected member of the Society of Illustrators!

I was recently admitted into SILA, the society of illustrators of Los Angeles.

Check out SILA here:

Selected member of the Society of Illustrators! art

New Paintings Coming soon—I Promise!!!

I know this has been a long break for me from posting. In fact, it’s the longest I’ve gone without posting a new painting since 2005. Things have been ultra busy around here lately. But I have several projects in the works, really I promise! All I can say is that I’ll likely post something this weekend…

New Paintings Coming soon   I Promise!!! art