For this year’s Artdogs Variations project, we chose to respond to the extensive bridge work taking place in our backyard of downtown Gardiner, Maine. My piece depicts a modern troll.
Find the artwork on the back of the Artdogs building (Arcade St public lot) and under the Bridge St / A1 Diner bridge.
INDOOR WORK + JULY 14 RECEPTION
Other current Artdogs work is inside the Circling the Square gallery (275 Water St, Gardiner). Join us for a reception and artist talk at the gallery on Sunday, July 14 at 5:00pm (refreshments provided).
As part of my connection with Gardiner arts group The Artdogs, I’m displaying a collection of new in-process illustrative pieces at the ground-floor gallery / print studio. Come check it out, and if you’re in the area for the July 15 reception and artist talk, stop by to say hello!
Navigating the dark and cold of Maine winters can be a challenge. Most of the time I try to “power through” my seasonal impulse to wind down, usually with mixed results at best, and almost always resulting in a case of “the sads” along the way. But this winter I decided to work with my restful impulse, and I found that the months of shadow offered special opportunities for not just reading and enjoying other media, but reflection, and even celebration about accomplishments from the previous year.
With this in mind, I thought I’d share an overview of what I was up to creatively in 2017, in roughly chronological order. And, keep an eye out for 2018 updates; I’ve been working away on a larger project, and I look forward to sharing early products of that work in the coming months. Continue reading →
The fall is too dark a time to be all alone, so I made a companion piece to the fiddlin’ mouse I drew earlier this fall. This guitar-stummin’ squirrel comes in full color or, newly added, as a black and white coloring page. In fact, Fiddelmouse how has a coloring page, too!
In the spirit of friendship, these partner prints are available with a discount if purchased together as large prints, small prints, or coloring pages. Take a look on my online store.
Last year I developed a series of illustrations derived from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its later companion, Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There. Thanks to this process I discovered an interesting connection between Carroll and psychologist Carl Jung, and I reflected on the relationship between obsession and the creative process.