Friday, November 6, 2009

Art And About Fall Tour

My art set up at Petals Plus Gallery and Gifts 2009 Fall Art Tour

Sputnikfest T-shirt Design and Art Booth 2009

This is my art I had set up at Sputnikfest Sept.12 2009

The image I had designed of the "Alien Gothic" was used on this years Sputnikfest t-shirt at the Rahr West Art Museum in Manitowoc WI.   This festival was rated as one of the five best funkiest festivals in the United States in 2010 by Reader's Digest Magazine.

"Aliens to the rescue"

This is an alien themed piece I did with prismacolor pencils and ink. I like using aliens and other weird themes in my art.

Beneath The Deep Blue Sea

This is a watercolor and Ink piece I did using funky fish that came out of my head.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Mr. Rogers Big Mistake"

This is a little weird drawing I did of Mr. Rogers, he always was so happy go lucky and really was a nice guy in real life also. He is trying to be friends with the Godzilla-like monster and doing his best to be neighborly. But the creature has other ideas I guess.

"Won't you be my neighbor?" Not!!

This I did with prismacolor pencils which measures 5" x 7".

PEEP and Chocolate Bunny "Friendship Farewell"

This is an ACEO or art trading card I did with an Easter theme to it. I used the traditional pink marshmellow PEEP and chocolate rabbit. It is titled "Friendship Farewell". Here is my little story to go with it.

"They toasted their friendship and bid their tomorrow was the BIG hunt
and the children would be after their heads".

I know it is a bit morbid but that's what I came up with when I was drawing it...sorry it couldn't have been more cutesy. This one I did with prismacolor pencils and measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2".


I am in a local art group named "Art and About", you can see our blog at At our monthly meeting we have a theme that we picked the month before and each person does their version of that theme. Last month it was "tulip", so this was my version of a tulip. I kind of made it on the retro side with the pink flamingo and of course it had to have a spaceship in it as I am into the alien thing. This piece I did with prismacolor pencils and measures 5" x 7".

A Companion of Diana

This is from the blog "Different Strokes from Different Folks", check it out at They have a bi-weekly challenge of a photo that you redo in your own style, as you can see I like to use a lot of color. This challenge was of a marble sculpture of one of the goddess Diana's companions, a nymph and her hound. The marble sculpture was done by Jean-Louis Lemoyne, titled 'A Companion of Diana', commissioned by Louis XIV in 1724. Diana was goddess of the moon and of the hunt, this nymph is one of Diana's companions, with her hound. This sculpture belongs to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Snowdrops at Twilight & Shelter From the Raindrops


This is an ACEO or artist trading card of snowdrops I did for an entry into an exhibit on EBSQ for "Flower of the Month" (FLOTM) for February. These ACEO's or ATC's are the size of a regular playing card 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and are fun to collect or trade with others. You can frame them or put them in a photo album. It is a fun way to collect art from other artists and see all the creative talent out there.


This is another one of the pictures I submitted for the "Flower of the Month" FLOTM, which was SNOWDROPS for an exhibit for February at EBSQ, where my art portfolio can be seen at I have been reading up on gnomes and found out they are really helpful little woodland folk. They will take care of ailing or injured forest animals and plants. I like that, as I am an animal lover and love to garden as well. So I think I will have to get one of those little garden gnome figures for in my garden this summer. This piece is a small format artpiece measuring 5" x 6".

Thursday, February 12, 2009

2008 Christmas Card
These are pictures I did for a 2008 Christmas card I sent to my clients for my gardening business. It features a collage of all their pets in a fun, whimsical grouping. The cover was all the dogs and the inside were the cats. I did the artwork with prismacolor markers. Kind of a fun project to do.


Alien Gothic

What can I say, I love to depict aliens in human "earthling" settings. Of course this is recognizable as the iconic American Gothic with my version called Alien Gothic. I did this piece with prismacolor markers and colored pencil highlights. This was displayed at the Rahr West art museum in Manitowoc, WI along with many other works of art from some very talented artists from our art group "Art and About". I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.  This design was used on the 2009 t-shirt for Spuntnikfest held in Manitowoc.

Its early morning on September 6th, 1962 and the skies over Manitowoc are illuminated with an eerie green light. A bright object, burning like the sun creates an arc and plunges toward earth crashing smack dab in the middle of 8th Street! 49 years later…it’s wacky! It’s tacky! It’s time to celebrate with Sputnikfest 2011! Be hokey, fun, and ridiculous! Join us in September at the Rahr West Art Museum  for dancing in the streets, extraterrestrial snacks, an Artta this World Art Fair and a galaxy full of fun and frolic as we celebrate Manitowoc’s link to the space age!
My design on the 2009 Sputnikfest t-shirt