Thursday, February 17, 2011

Artomatic Takes Flight!

My popular painting, Carrot Ride, will be participating in the art show, "Artomatic Takes Flight," which will run from March 3rd to June 25th, 2011 at Reagan National Airport (in the hallway of Terminal A). Everyone's invited to the opening reception to meet the artists, eat free food, and possibly get a TSA pat-down from 6-8pm, March 10th. Hopefully, the exhibit will brighten some weary traveler's day. There's an online article on with details and a slide show of other participant's artwork right here.Add Image

Monday, February 14, 2011


I framed the painting for the future charity auction. The frame reminded me of something Richard Thompson might draw. Read about Team Cul de Sac here to donate to this worthy cause!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Team Cul de Sac

Cartoonist and friend, Richard Thompson (Cul de Sac), was diagnosed with Parkinson's last year. He's managing things well and his friends and fellow cartoonists are coming together to support "Team Cul de Sac" to donate money towards Michael J. Fox's foundation for Parkinson's research. To donate to this cause, click here. Cartoonists are donating original artwork for a charity auction and for a book that will come out next year with the profits also going to this worthwhile cause. The theme of the artwork is to celebrate Richard's characters and the strip Cul de Sac. I scanned a couple of Richard's strips and isolated each character and assembled them in Photoshop (below) to form an Otterloop family portrait. I then painted them all in acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20." I'll need to find a beautiful gold frame to complete this masterpiece. More to come...