Coastal Studies

Posted On March 6, 2012

  These quick pastel studies were done to work out color and composition for a series of large oil paintings. They are scenes from boatyards and marshes around Harkers Island, North Carolina. My plan was to use these very small 5″x7″ studies to really push the …


The Crush

Posted On January 12, 2012

“The Crush” is an article written by Marshall Chapman for an upcoming issue of Town Greenville Magazine. It’s about her musings of past and present crushes. I came up with several sketches trying to convey the concept of a crush combined with some of the images …

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Wildlife in North Carolina

Posted On December 13, 2011

I love to fish … fly fish, surf fish, freshwater, saltwater, pier fish, float fish, pretty much any type of fishing. So, naturally I was happy when asked to illustrate a smallmouth bass for the October cover of Wildlife in North Carolina. I knew this would …


Beacons and Birds

Posted On December 3, 2011

I was asked to illustrate an article entitled ‘Beacons and Birds’ for a recent issue of Wildlife in North Carolina. After reading the article it became clear that the realistic watercolor style I usually do wasn’t going to work – we really didn’t want to show …


Blue Ridge Mountain Club

Posted On November 3, 2011

The Blue Ridge Mountain Club is a planned community located near Blowing Rock, NC. This poster, the first in a series,  was produced to celebrate the opening of the Watson Gap Pavilion, the community center and first structure on the property. Their emphasis on outdoor amenities …