Sensory Iconoclasts

Sensory Iconoclasts was an awesome opportunity for me to explore my passion for story telling and creative directing. If you don't know what Sensory is then let me briefly explain. In the Sensory Iconoclasts show an artist and a chef are paired together to collaborate on the creation of a delicious food or drink and a piece of art that can be created in many different mediums. I was chosen based on my background in the animation industry. From this collaboration a short film called Beet-a-peno was created.


Tammy Varney of Revolution Cake Starters & Craveables and I were paired together and we wanted to make something very unique in the food world. We thought really hard about two ingredients that you would not imagine being paired together much less in a dessert. Hince, the beet and the jalapeno. Tammy created an amazing desert that consisted of chocolate cake, beet mouse, beet strings, candied jalapeno, and a jalapeno jelly. It was amazing. I created this short story of a beet and a jalepeno and the brief encounter before they become ingredients that create a beautiful tasty desert. Thank you to Amy Richter for some amazing beet animation and to Dwight Chalmers for amazing sound design.

Life Drawing - Fayetteville Undergroud

I found out that the Fayetteville Underground has figure drawing on Tuesday's from 6:30 - 9:30. It had been awhile since I broke out the 18x24 pad and some charcoal. I had such a blast and the time flew by. I felt like this piece was almost successful then I noticed the arms and legs down to the feet were definitely on the small side. Always learning and trying to get better, will be aware of that next time. 

Caravaggio Study

Somehow I went through art classes in high school and four years of art school and never painted with oils. It may have to due with the fact that once I began my computer animation career I put down the traditional art medium and only spent time in the computer. Something I regret now but I'm not a fan of regrets, so I've begun to tackle it again. The is a test of a recreation of Caravaggio's "The Inspiration of Saint Mathew" 1602. It is currently still a work in progress and has been an amazing experience falling in love with oils. 

an Artist

I’m an Artist. It’s funny that I get a weird almost anxious feeling just writing that sentence. I am an Artist. That probably means I need to write it over and over again. I’m an Artist. Lets take the feeling out of the equation and all the things I think an Artist should be and look and my history. Just to spell it out in my face to maybe convince myself that I actually am. I’m not sure why I hold such respect for the word and/or the idea of what it means to be “an Artist”. For some reason that concept to me holds so much weight and I don’t even know why. Back to what I was saying. Let me talk about my history, to myself and to whoever wants to listen.

The piece below is a digital painting done for my sister who has a small suite in a salon and wanted something on the wall. She wanted an octopus to be incorporated in the painting in some way.