New work on display at Variations 11 exhibit

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!

Location: Circling the Square Fine Arts Press, 275 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine

Exhibit dates: through July 28 (open Fridays and Saturdays 10:00-4:00, and by appointment)

Reception & artist talk: Sunday, July 15, 4:00-6:00 PM

2017 Projects Recap

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

Fall friends and holiday deals

New fall friend prints available at my online store! Get a discount if you buy them together.

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.