Thursday, November 29, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

Envuelto / Graphite on Fabriano / 14in x 20.5in / 2012

Encompass / Graphite on Fabriano / 21in x 12.5in / 2012

Rampart / Graphite on Fabriano / 21.5in x 13.5in / 2011

Thursday, July 19, 2012



JULY 7 - AUGUST 18, 2012

Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce ACADEMY 2012, our 12th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

Exhibition founder and curator, Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited the following artists to participate:

> Artists: Selin Balci, Elliot Bryant, Aaron Canipe, Misha Capecchi, Josh Chance, Wesley Clark, Jennifer Jeanne Coster, Zachary Goldman, Toym Imao, Brittany Law, Pablo Garcia Lopez, Ali Miller, Adam Nelson, Nara Park, Alexander Peace, Camden Place, Jason Ressler, Samuel Scharf, Ryan Carr Johnson, Heather Stratton, Ben Tolman

> Representing institutions: American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of Maryland.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

   I recently had the opportunity of being interviewed by the Urbanite, a Baltimore based magazine that monitors the growth of Art and Culture throughout the Baltimore area. I happened to be included in the My Creation section of the Arts/ Culture e-zine. Im particularly happy with the title Cara Ober had given the article. Thanks Again Cara for the wonderful opportunity!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

So it has been a couple weeks since my last post and I just wanted to show what I have currently been working on. Sorry the photo is a bit weak, but I will make up for that hopefully when it's finished, right now I would say it is about sixty-five percent finished, and I just wanted to show how I am approaching this drawing, and that is a gradual transition from dark to light, I want it to slowly disintegrate as you move your eyes upwards through the composition. Thanks for checking this out, more work and sketches coming soon!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Detail from the piece below, slight color shift due to the light change

Graphite/Charcoal/ink on Rives BFK

With this drawing I was searching for a way to bridge the gap between abstract intuitive marks and actively rendered forms. With this approach I was able to explore the act of mark making in order to emphasize the nature of a suggested form, one that is both elusive and able to tap into the surrounding negative space. I wanted some parts to be stable and able to provide a core for the drawing while other sections are left feeling more uncertain and flow freely like the marks used to create them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

So here are a few shots from the traveling show I had the privilege of being a part of. My work will be featured along with other fellow MICA students, as well as work from the students of Kansas City Art Institute, and the Minneapolis College of Art. The show has been traveling to each school on a three month long tour. Sorry the photographs have a bit of a glare on them from the glass.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Watercolor on Arches

Here is a illustration I have been working on describing the gryphons that appear in Oscar Wilde's The Fisherman and His Soul. I plan on transferring this drawing lightly on watercolor paper so that I may incorporate washes and hopefully enhance the mood of the piece. Should start adding color later on today, depends on how reliable the printer will be.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Acrylic on paper 4'x6'
This was a quick painting I did a couple of weeks back, the idea of painting more keeps coming back. For the first half of this year I have been strictly drawing, and Im hoping to have a more healthy balance of the two in my upcoming work.