Monday, December 5, 2011

Photos of the Homeroom show at Subtext

This Saturday will be the last day to see the Homeroom show at Subtext in Little Italy, San Diego. 
They will be open from 12pm-3pm. 

all the artists kid art

Kelly Vivanco, Tran Nguyen and Jeni Yang

Allison Sommers and JAW Cooper
close up of Zoë Williams piece

Jennifer Davis

A few photos Shonn took from the Hive Opening

We took a sneak peek before all the people got there.

We loved these trippy butterflies by the artist Daisuke Okamoto

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

This Saturday December 3rd show at the Hive!

'Let the waves crash' • pastel • 9  1/4" x 12"
This piece will be in the "Price....less" group show at the Hive Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, December 3rd. Most pieces will be priced at $250 or less. Please contact Nathan Cartwright if interested. 
8pm -12:30 am 
for more info please go to the Hive's website.
729 South Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Working on a new website...

I've been having some obstacles with creating a new website but put this one up for the time being.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Plastic surgery and other thoughts swirling through my brain as a child.

‎11.11.11 With this upcoming show I am sharing some of my childhood before and after drawings I was working on in 1985 while on a road trip from PA to CA. I was 9 years old and have often wondered what I saw that gave me this idea about plastic surgery. I have mixed feelings about the subject. On one side I feel it is such an amazing science. The other side is questionable, how some people go so far that their face can no longer smile or show emotion. My recreation of my childhood drawing deals more with how we can see ourselves in the mirror as distorted even though we are beautiful how we are.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Sneak peek of my pieces for a show coming up in San Diego 11.11.11

my childhood drawings of before and afters in a notebook
I was writing and drawing in while on a
road trip to CA in 1985
'Distorted Reflection'  current piece

13" x 20 1/2"

November 11th – December 11th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, November 11th, 6-10pm
Food available from MIHO Gastrotruck from 8-10pm
Live performance by Roswell That Ends Well at 9pm
Fingerpaints, crayons, chalk and color pencils. We were all budding artists in childhood, and we had the freedom to create every mystical creature and dream we envisioned. The early years were full of drawings that were hung in the kitchen gallery, where everything we made was welcome and immediately sold into the hearts of our loved ones. Guest curated by Christina ConwayHomeroom attempts to rediscover the nostalgia of youth and innocent creativity. Each artist for this exhibition found a piece from their childhood and reinterpreted it in their current style. Join us this November, and see the results.

2479 Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This Saturday September 3rd at the Hive

These are my pieces that will be in the group show this Saturday. The Velvet Underground are one of those bands I wish I could of seen live in New York during the 60's. This is Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Moe Tucker with a take on the book cover (in the middle) they named their band after. Come out to the Hive Gallery from 8pm - 12:30am
729 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
'Love not given lightly'
 approx. size of the 5 paintings together 12" x 7"

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Release the Kraken!

Subtext gallery presents 'Release the Kraken!' a group exhibition featuring vintage aquatic paintings re-imagined by 30 artists. Opening reception Friday, August 12th from 6-10 pm
Some of the artists I know that will also have a piece in the show are Pamela Jaeger, Harmony Gong, Christina Conway, Scott Saw, N.C. Winters, Kelly Vivanco, Mike Maxwell.....

2479 Kettner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

This is my piece 'Capsizing 101' before I got a hold of it and then after.
18" x 24"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Circus Circus!

Circus! Circus! I just sent this painting to Los Angeles to be in the Hive Gallery's Circus show. Opening June 4th. This idea came from being a model in my artist friend Shayna Yates fashion show. I love her work and she was gracious enough to let me paint about the evening in a circus manner. Thank you to everyone in the painting for being supportive and letting me put you in the picture. It was 'An Unordinary Nite'! Check out her artwork at

Monday, May 23, 2011

Circus! Circus! Opening Saturday June 4th!

June 2011
The Hive Gallery Group show and Performances-
“CIRCUS, CIRCUS” Themed show
June 4th, 8PM-12:30AM
$8 at door
Show runs June 4th-25th
Featured Artist 1: Ken Dougherty
Featured Artist 2: Deanna Adona
Featured Artist 3: Charles Swenson
Featured Artist 4: Bizarro Au Go-Go
Tall Wall Artist: Sherry DeLorme
Small Wall Artist: Shannon O’Connor
Installation Artist: JNGL
Circus Themed Artists:
Macsorro / Salah / Amina Harper / Andrew Long / Jessica Ward / Tiffany Silver Braun / Philippe Fernandez / Marlon McWilliams / Delphia / Christopher Ulrich / Kayla Sanders / Dustin Myers / Henry F. Cram / Jessica Valencia / Julie Bossinger / Ted Von Heiland / Tiffany Chang / Cynthia Rogers / Jonathan Measures / MARACOLE / Debbie Lee / Jantzen Peake / Larkin / Jaime Lakatos / Deborah Scott / Shayne Labadie / Daisuke Okamoto / Yuki Miyazaki / 3RDi / Josie Portillo / Erick Rodriguez / Celene Petrulak / Andrea Young / Alfie Numeric / Juan Muniz / Orion and Nathan Collaboration / Chloe Ching / Megan Elizabeth Ford / Alex Chiu / Marine Arzuyan and more!
SPECIAL EXHIBIT by The Chiodo Brothers!
The Chiodo Brothers, known for their Cult Classic Film “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” will be exhibiting Klown art (drawings, paintings and more) in The Hive Gallery
for the month of June!!!
“Hospital Clown installation by The Art of Bleeding
Front Room Performances:
8-8:45pm – Aparato –
9-9:45pm – Push Play –
10- 10:45 – Mirden –
11- 11:45 – Grandpire –
12am-12:45- Machine Fang –
Back Room Performances:
8:00 – 9:00 TREK LEWIS
9:00 – 10:00 KALIX SKY
10:00 - 11:00 THE NOTHING
11:00 – 12:30 DJ JAY-YOU
Resident Artists:
Sensei / Nathan Cartwright / Mary Spring / Greg Gould / Walt Hall / Sarah Winkle / John Dang / Jinx / J.Salvador
/ Feminine Oddities / Shrine / Sonik / Leyla Akdogan / Stephan Canthal / Mike Street / Andres Carmiol /
/ The Little Red Writer / Randy Kono / Sara Hedstrom / Alex Schaefer / Patrick Haemmerlein / Alan DeForest / Bethany Pratt /
/ Radhika Hersey / Romina Gonzales / Yuki Miyazaki / Sophia Gasparian / Ink Pen Mutations Press / Doug Meyer /
Nicole Bruckman / Glenn Fox / Edyth Gonzalez / Daisuke Okamoto / David Reyes / Tom McDermott /
Michelle and Mark Rainville / Dominique Lopez / Catherine Kaleel / Michelle Romo
Alex Chiu
Ichae Ackso
John Haley III
Seraphime Angelis
Medium, Astrologer, Card Reader, Poet

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I will have a booth Saturday May 21st at Casa Artelexia in San Diego

Mercado Golondrina has an upcoming event in San Diego!!!
CASA ARTELEXIA on May 21, 2011 is hosting over ten artists, apparel & jewelry designers in their backyard for the latest installation of Mercado Golondrina.
Come through to support local artists and business from 11am-6pm at
Casa Artelexia
2419 Kettner Blvd. San Diego CA 92101

Click HERE to follow Mercado Golondrina and all its participating vendors on Facebook.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hibbleton Gallery in Fullerton

Outside the Hibbleton Gallery
I was so excited the Hibbleton gallery put up a huge poster of my piece outside. Thank you Hibbleton!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Going going gone!

Thank you to all that bid on the emas for Japan! There are new artists added until April 17th. A big thank you to Charmaine and all that bid on mine!
Mojo trying to steal the ema for himself!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sunday is the last day to bid on these pieces for Japan relief!

Only 1 day and 15 hours left to bid! 
Thank you to everyone that has bid on my piece already!

To see all of the pieces please go here.

Participating artists
Aaron Meshon, Allison Sommers, Amy Crehore, Amy Huddleston, Axelhoney/ Melissa Anderson Contreras, Celëne Petrulak, Fawn Fruits/Daniel Lim, Jeya/ Jeni Yang, Joel Nakamura, Kelly Vivanco, Lilly Piri, Lorena Alvarez, MALL/ May Ann Licudine, Yoskay Yamamoto, XO3/ Zoë Williams, Harmony Gong, Audrey Kawasaki, Kevin Cassidy, Macoe, Florence Pacho, Mar Hernandez, Ken Garduno

Tonight Art Show in Pomona!

Three paintings from my rock n' roll series are in this show. All works are under $400.
Opening reception Saturday, April 9th
from 6-9 pm
curated by Bekka Utermohlen 
at The Glasshouse Record Store
248 W. 2nd Street
Pomona CA 
'Gabba Gabba Hey!"
'Long Snake Moan'  •  12" x 12"
'White Light' • 11" x 14"

Monday, April 4, 2011

My piece for Japan

My heart goes out to the Japanese people.
I wish them good health, luck and longevity. In Japanese folklore the crane lives for a 1,000 years and the turtle for 10,000 years. Zen Buddhist priest Eisai wrote "Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make ones life more full and complete." A Japanese tea ceremony is to prepare a bowl of tea from the heart.

To bid on this 5" x 3" piece for Japan relief please go to this ebay page. Thank you to the person that has already bid on it!

Artists Help Japan

My friend Christina Conway has put together a ebay art auction to help raise funds for Japan. This is a bit about what was created. Here is a link to the art auction page.

Ema Art Auction for Artists Help Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Fund - Give2Asia

100% of Proceeds to Benefit 


Earthquake &Tsunami 2011 Fund 
 Ema are traditional small Japanese wooden tablets left at shrines with an image on one side, and a wish or a prayer on the other. To help Japan relief efforts, spread awareness, support and hope, artists are creating ema with their own positive heartfelt imagery for auction to benefit Artists Help Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund at Give2Asia.
Taking inspiration from these simple, traditional and specifically Japanese gestures of wish-making/prayers this auction allows everyone of any culture, religious background and dynamics a similar talisman, using the "if you will it, it will be" thought belief. A small work of art for a big cause.

The back side has been left blank for its new owner to write his or her own wishes or prayers.

Friday, February 25, 2011

La Luz de Jesus

I am excited to say 'Red Tide' got juried into La Luz de Jesus' annual group show Everything but the Kitschen Sync. Please go to their site to see all of the artists work in the show!

The opening is Friday, March 4th from 8-11pm and will run until the 27th
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

'Red Tide' • 11"x14" • acrylic and pastel • $250

Hibbleton Gallery

The Hibbleton gallery is hosting a group show curated by Bekka Utermohlen. The opening is Friday, March 4th. I worked with quite a few materials to create this piece even lighting.
223 W. Santa Fe Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832

'Come Inside'  11" x 14"  multimedia