Sketchbook Series | Discover The…

I don’t even remember the exact assignment. I blocked it out of my memory. It was done during my time at the Creative Circus; from what I remember we had to choose a culture, insect, museum and create an ‘exhibit’ to brand. This assignment caused nights often lasting until 4am cutting, collaging, meticulously gluing and self-critiquing just to be told the next day by the professor that “ehhh, it’s okay.” It was good for my character, right?


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The Charity of Art; the Art of Charity


Art For Charity: Donating Art From An Artists Perspective

Most artists are extremely charitable people. It goes along with the profession; there is a certain degree of feeling and emotion in everything we create as artists and in the way many artists view the world around us. Worthwhile causes strike a cord and tug at the heartstrings of most of us (many of you know that I’m a sucker for helpless animals among other amazing causes). There are so many fabulous charities that make such a big difference that turn to artists for much needed fundraising efforts and artists are often happy to give what they can. Art raises an astonishing amount of money for some extremely worthwhile charities. This post is for both artists and for those who seek art for charity fundraising.


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Sketchbook Series | Trinity School Dog Pack

I had the huge honor of creating two paintings with two third grade classes of lil’ artists at the Trinity School in Atlanta. One painting ended up being cars (Atlanta traffic to be exact) and the other painting consisted of dogs (duh!). Here are the preliminary sketches for the dog painting. The end results were beautiful and I was lucky to have such talented little artists to make these ideas come to fruition so nicely!


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Sketchbook Series | Faces

I had a self-portrait assignment during my senior of high school. As much as I dreaded that project (I disliked drawing people as I felt that I was not good at it and thus avoided anything other than cartoon-ish drawings of people), it was a project that acted as a springboard for the confidence I would need to go into the art program in college. I appreciate Ashley Hosey very much; I am sure I was not the most pleasant high schooler when given that assignment! The faces below are actually sketches during my time at the Creative Circus in Atlanta. I was creating book covers of typography faces. The larger profile sketch ended up being created in all words as the front cover and a variation of the big eye/little eye sketch was created in all words for the back cover.


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The Story Behind The Canvas | Roadside Inspirations

Being Claire’s husband has certain privileges. Other than having an awesome wife who makes incredible Shrimp ‘N Grits, likes college football and will take any road trip with me I also get a front row seat to what goes on behind the scenes in her studio. When we were living in Utah she took a photography course at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Her instructor used a term to describe a condition called “Annoying Travel Companion Syndrome.”

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