Sunday, December 2, 2012

      Last night was the unveiling of two new pieces at the Classic Monster art show at Halloweentown in Burbank.
Was really a great show and a huge turn-out with lots of enthusiastic patrons. People were lined up outside down the block in the rain! Some waiting over 40 mins to get in.  So needless to say it was a very successful event.

     So I have always wanted to paint the Lon Chaney version of the Phantom of the Opera. He's one of my earliest memories from the monster movies of that era and just so cool and creepy. He's the first painting I did in my recent series of four. (then came Karloff as the mummy and Bela's Dracula).  I finished the series off with the Masque of the Red Death (also from The Phantom of the Opera). The phantom dons this disguise to enter the masquerade ball. Very cool moment in the film. I just wanted to paint this one as if you were looking into an inferno as this character is so filled with pain and rage!

   These were a lot of fun to paint and I'm already starting on few new ones for all you monster fans out there. At some point I'll have to jump in on some more of my favorite musicians and other movie moments, but for now I've been bitten by the monster! And I must obey!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

 These are the rest of the new pieces that i had up at the Son of Monsterpalooza show in Oct. We have Eli, the girl vampire from Let the Right One In; Jack, from American Werewolf in London- saw this movie when I was 13-14 yrs old and it changed my life. Every character in my sketchbook from that point on had his throat chewed out! Including Garfield.

The last two are just some experiments of combing my other passion (cars and hotrods) with monsters and zombies. They're also reminiscent of the stuff I grew up with- the Odd Rods bubblegum cards and Rat Fink. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bela and Boris!

Here are a couple of new paintings that I'm very excited about. I recently unveiled them at the Son of Monsterpalooza show in Burbank, CA this Oct. I'm doing a limited run of 50 giclee canvas prints. I've already sold a few so email me if interested. These are the first two in a series of classic movie monsters I am doing. Two more will be unveiled at the Dec. 1st "Classic Monsters" group art show at the Parlour Art Gallery at Halloweentown in Burbank, CA. Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

This was a painting that that I did for The Haunted Mansion Tribute show at HalloweenTown in Burbank, CA. Its a really high-end store with an art gallery set up like and old Victorian parlor. You can also purchase prints from their website-

The Road Warrior

A couple characters from my favorite movie, The Road Warrior. Wez is the crazy bad guy on the top and Max is the hero below (sadly crazy in real life). Finished up the Wez drawing somewhat recently. I had done an earlier version of Max in his interceptor a long time ago on much smaller sketchbook paper, almost as good as this one, but I sold it (and was sorry I did). So I redrew it on much nicer illustration board, Crescent 300. Pretty happy with the result.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

 This was a painting I did for a Willie Nelson & Snoop Dog art show in LA sometime last year, but never posted. This was fun to do, Willie has lots of great line to noodle around with and Snoop's got a cool face too.  Was happy with his hands too.

Some new sketches

Johnny Depp from the movie Dark Shadows.
A sketch I plan to paint of Lon Chaney from The Phantom of the Opera.

Here's a commission piece I'm working on at the moment.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New Art from Two Recent Shows

Here are three new pieces that are currently up in two different shows. Two are @ Intellegentsia on Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena and all three are up at Back to the Picture Gallery in downtown San Francisco. All works are either ink or graphite and colored digitally. Prints are available.