Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Move to Brooklyn

My best friend Jon (artist/film maker) and I recently moved to Brooklyn to pursue our dream. To put it in the most simple terms possible, it is a very interesting, but complicated music project/band we have titled, "Fashions". Fashions will consist of the best up and coming songwriters/vocalists around the country willing to collaborate. Although "New Wave" based, all different genres will be used and each song will sync up to a strong video/visual element that corresponds with the concept. I do not want to give everything away because there is a lot we have planned, but eventually once everything is completed our touring live show will consist of everything from collaborators to short films during the set, to light shows to a traveling art show (with the best artists work from around the country), and many more surprises we have up our sleeves for this collaborative live spectacle...MUCH more to come in the future.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Class Portrait

In late 2009 I created a class portrait over night of my painting class at WVU. I used prismacolor markers and did a caricature of every person in the class, including the teacher and myself. I gave it to my teacher as a present before I left school but she finally just sent me an image of the piece. Here it is...

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I recently competed in a really awesome competition where 24 super talented artists went head to head, using different mediums, to see who could come up with the most interesting portrait. This "Portrait Battle" gave the 24 chosen artists a random model and 2 hours to complete each portrait. At the end of every 2 hour battle, a few artists would be eliminated and the remaining competitors would go on to the next round. I some how managed to finish in the top 6 and was finally let go after the 2nd to last round. This was an amazing experience because every artist was so different that I was just plain honored to be in the same room as all of them. Creating an entire portrait in 2 hours of a random model, while a giant crowd stands around you watching every move, is something every artist should experience. Here are some photos taken from the event.