Friday, September 27, 2013

The Great Draw

Wanted to share with you some really fun street paintings that I recently created in Dubuque Iowa.  The Great Draw was an amazing day long celebration of community and street painting sponsored and created by Outside the Lines Gallery.  Stormy and Connie were great hosts and there was much fun to be had!  Here are the two street paintings I did for the event.  The chalk box image was a 15ft x 15ft piece done on Friday and "Botticello" was 15ft x 28ft long and created for the event on Saturday!  This was another fun Art for After Hours project.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Brookings Chalk Craze

Here is a fun little post on a quick 6 hour street painting demo I did for some kiddos in Brookings, SD a few weeks ago.  The piece ended up being 16ft wide by 20 ft long before the rain moved in.  Always working around the weather :)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wilhelmshaven International street painting Fest

Here is the finished piece I did for the Wilhelmshaven International Street Art fest in Germany a couple of weeks ago.  It was such a great time being there with 40 other artists from 12 different countries.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wet Paint street art demo

Here is a quick 3 hour street painting that I did over at Wet Paint in St. Paul for the launch of street stix pastels by richeson.  The first image is what was finished in between the rains.  The second image is what it looks like today after a month of being out in the weather.  They have held on pretty good so far.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

3D outdoor wall mural at the Chahinkapa Zoo is done!

After 12 days working on the wall mural at the Chahinkapa Zoo in Wahpeton, ND, I am happy to say the mural is complete!!!! Had a blast taking an ordinary wall into something that is fun and creative for all the visitors to enjoy! Here is the finished mural. The before image is below!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Street Painting Vine Commercial for Target

Had a blast creating this really fun Vine video for Target recently.  Gotta love them using street painting within it!!!!!  Hope you like

The title is "Mmmm, Summer!"

Worthington Windsurfing Regatta Festival

Well, the great thing is that I got a chance to head down to the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta to do a street painting this past weekend.  Friday was an amazing day with gorgeous weather.  Unfortunately that was the last time I was able to work on the piece as it was a monsoon after that.  Here is the pic of the work I did on the piece Friday and then the picture of the rain covered tarp the rest of the weekend! Had a great time and looking forward to heading back next year!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A few samples of some projects!

3D illusionary piece for Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

3D wall mural for Technology Festival, Mumbai India
3D street mural for International street painting fest, Sarasota Florida

3D piece for the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

2D piece for Artisphere, Greenville, South Carolina

3D piece for Deluxe Corporation, Social Media Pond, Shoreview, MN

Trompe L-Oeil mural for Vast Enterprises showroom, Minneapolis, Mn

2D banner mural Bike Night, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

2D banner mural Bike Night, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Let the Residency begin!

After much anticipation, the 2 week artist residency that I will be doing at the Circle of Nations school in Wahpeton, North Dakota is about to begin.  After packing up what seemed like my entire studio, I trudged along, rear end practically scraping along the way and am now ready for the classes to begin.  I am really excited to see what the 106 students I will be working with come up with for their project.  As soon as I can post images from it I definitely will.  The focus of the residency is with children's book Illustration and writing.  I will be working with the kids on the illustration side and Lise Erdrich will be working with them on the writing side.  The fun that comes from this venture will be produced in a wonder book that is still in the works and scope, depending on how creative the kids get:)

The best part is that each kid is going to be given their own sketch book and pencil set.  Here's hoping they are filled with many great images!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Upcoming NEA grant focusing on Children's/Book Illustration

Hard to believe that we are at the mid point of February already.  This winter seems to be just flying by for sure.  I am excited though that this means in a little more than a month I will be doing my artist residency at the Circle of Nations School in my hometown of Wahpeton for 2 weeks.  Thanks to the amazing opportunity with a National Endowment for the Arts grant, I will look forward to immersing myself with the students there to teach the ins and outs of book illustration and work on a project with them that we hope to produce.  Not only will I get the pleasure of working with the students, but also an amazingly talented writer Lise Erdrich! The time can't get here soon enough:)  I have a feeling it will be a similar feeling to this!