Nite-Nite Grandma

Acrylic on Canvas

This piece was completed this past summer (2010) for Mishelle’s dad. Mishelle lost her grand mother this spring and we turned a photo that was taken into a painting as a memorial.

Ultimately we wanted to highlight that the light on the porch was still on even though they (Mishelle and her dad) were closing the gate to this chapter.

I(m)guana Thrive

Medium: 20 x 16, Acryllic (on canvas)

I developed this painting in order to make a submission to an open showing in Denton’s Fiesta on the square. The submissions must show an aspect of Latin American culture or be festive.

I believe this Iguana is both.

The title I(m)guanna sounds like “I’m gonna”. In my case it says “I’m gonna Thrive”.  Iguanas can survive in extreme heat. It is a personal attempt to make a statement that I’m going to thrive and do well when the heat and pressure of being a successful artist is increased.

Avatar Dave

Medium: Digital (PSP)

My good friend Dave (who helped me build this website) wanted an Avatar created. I drew up this character and did the trace in Photoshop (though I should’ve used Illustrator).



Medium: Oils

This commissioned project required that I take two photographs from different situations and create a situation where the two people can be in one painting. It is a skill that I find challenging, but it is a common request. Here in this painting I believe I was successful in accomplishing this task.