The Belly of the Whale


Monday, December 20, 2010

Recent Work:

This is some semester-end work that largely revolves around signage, text and advertising with a strong focus on rural Maine malt shoppe and record sleeve aesthetics. If there is such a thing.

Once again, the photo's are embarrassingly bad, but if they didn't go up now, they'd never see the light of day. Had to rush it.


Monday, November 29, 2010

ZombieBomb Work:

My work at (2:54) Fred Lynch's work at (1:11) Ryan Alves' work (2:24) and my pal Kevin Ilacqua's work at (0:56)

Go check out the Zombie Bomb anthology at Terminal Press!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

King Crab and Master Shake:

I swear this is the best image reproduction i have available to me... I'll get better photos from now on. Deal.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I Live. Purpose TBA part2:

More Junky Photos

Ruth Drawing #2

Ruth Drawing #1

After Practice

Dad Series #1

Wee Squid Commission

I Live. Purpose Is TBA part1:

Introducing some of the worst-ever photographs of my work:
(I'll get on scans etc. just ignore my presentation right now, its enough that I'm posting, so forgive me.)

This is my studio right now. People keep asking me what I'm going to do with all this, but a steady answer tends to elude them.


Lemony Goodness

Sneaky Peek at Something Else

I'll post more soon, somethings not working on blogger...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


First digital painting attempt.


Monday, September 20, 2010


gouache on glass.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Couple Things...:

Once again its been awhile. Won't bore you with details.

This is my new place.

Been making lots of signs and nautical themed things.

And I've been eating like a man.

Mysterious Ambulance:

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Some Stuff:

Just so you know I'm working...

I need a bigger scanner. Better image to come?


Yeah dude.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oh Fail:

So I still havent finished much or even done anything art related. I feel wicked dirty like I need to brush my art teeth. Barely working on my Maine projects. Got lots of ideas, lots of grounds to paint on, lots of direction, I'm just a tired old shite needs to stop watching House and pick up a brushy!

So for now I have these for you.

This will be inked soon and they will both hopefully be DIGITALLY COLORED at some juncture.

Theres gonna be a wee banner with some text in it, i just dont know what it'll say.

Thanks all,

Friday, June 11, 2010


Thought I'd put another one of these up.

promised myself id finish something soon.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Alright, Fine:

This is Catch. He helps me laugh at things that I normally cant laugh at.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Mouth Tastes Like Milk and French Fries:

This is my new workspace. Mostly its cold and I'm usually hungry. Its in a basement, but it has a sink which I like. The dogs also live here and so does some signed picture of a Sox player that was here before me. My chair is missing three of its five wheels.

So I usually dont post progress shots but I've been feeling really slow and gross about not doing any work recently so I'm putting these up for some reason having to do with that... My final review guys said I ought to do some work about Maine, landscapes similar to the Cliffs of Moher piece I did in Ireland. I thought that was a great idea. F Lynch said to do three big Maine paintings to show him in the fall. So here I go.

This one wont have anything to do with Maine.

Hey. You suck.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Oh Hi:

So I disappeared for a little while.
Here's a picture.

In Ireland, one of the last things that took place for me was being commissioned to do a logo for the North Clare Beer Appreciation Society. WHAT?!


All I did all semester was appreciate beer and make art about it, so this was the perfect cap-off to one of the best experiences of my life.

Now I've just got to do it.

I'm a little frustrated. This is just the inks. I did them by hand (and they look a bit wobbly to me.) I'm up to coloring them with Adobe Elements and I'm making progress. I'm just not entirely sure how to approach this...

I'll post some color sketches very soon and ask for feedback. For now though, theres the ink.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Parting Glass:

Well. I suppose if this isnt my last post in Ireland it'll be my second to last. A lot is swinging on this volcano nonsense.

Anyway. I'm torn as far as going home. I've had the time of my life here! Adventure, art, music, Guinness, pub life. Saw some sights, good and bad. Didnt make too many mistakes. Took risks, strayed from my comfort zone and found out I love it. Made a pile of new friends I hope to stay in touch with and hopefully I'll have a place to stay next time I come around.

But the air back home is warming up and so is the water. Summer is just about here which means I'll be sailing and diving and hopefully working soon. I'm expecting nothing less than a jam-packed adventure marathon on my ocean this summer, with breaks for movies and video games i suppose, and maybe some time to get out on my own some more and see a bit of my own country. I miss a lot of people back home and cant wait to see them all and I'll venture some cautious optimism that the feeling is mutual...? Ha. Anyhow.

Not much to say at this point. Had a blast. Its all over in a few days and I'll be stuck with a bald head full of memories and not as much art as I'd like to show for a full semester and no idea how to explain to my instructors back home that I didnt follow through with that whole book idea.

Truth was there wasnt a lot of guidance available for that sort of plan to take shape here. Maybe back home I'll do something with my work and get it printed. Give it a year or so. I stand by my work however, and maintain that coming here has improved my art probably more so than another semester at Montserrat. Just need to polish up that old work ethic I had coming in...

Ideas I want to explore:
tall ships
battle scenes
oil paint (gonna get you berger)
scratchboard (gonna get you kevin)

So. Goodbye to Ireland. Goodbye to the home of Guinness. Goodbye to decent music in decent bars. Goodbye to open friendly people who get to know you by name. Goodbye to all the friends I've made here. Goodbye to friends I never got to meet. Goodbye to the Burren and its limestone mountains. Goodbye to beautiful accents and baby sheeps. Goodbye to the town dog and the town drunk(s) Goodbye to green hills and goats and cows. Goodbye again, to Guinness cause its not the same in the states, but most of all, goodbye to an island thats made me feel home.

But my dogs miss me.

I'll close out with this:

Of all the money that ever I spent, I spent it in good company,
And of all the harm that ever I've done [most of it] to none but me,
But since it falls unto my lot, that I should rise and you should not,
I gently rise and I softly call,
Goodnight and joy be with you all.

*the parting glass*

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Winding Down:

So the opening for the BCA Undergrad show happened. Went in the night before and took some pictures of my space. Here they are.

This was fun and completely spontaneous. Theres tons of scrap wood laying around here. I got a bit tired of tight lining and small illustrative works so I broke out the nails and ink and did this and I feel pretty good about it. More when I get home. The sea monsters are fun but I dont think they belong there...

And the infamous HeartBreak Nook turned out nice I think. These are all bad pictures because I was lazy at the time.

And heres a picture of a clown.


Monday, April 12, 2010

The HeartBreak Nook:

The year end BCA exhibition is coming up this saturday. For the most part I'm all set. Cleaned out the studio and started hanging some work. My friend Nick Jackson and I quarantined off a section of my studio for a sort of collaborated presentation. Both of us have a fair quantity of somewhat melodramatic work having to do with 'heartbreak' and that tweaked, delicate sort of masculinity that comes with y'know. emotions.
We've got the space pretty much set up. Picture to come when its all set and finished. For now heres a look at what'll be in...

"the HeartBreak Nook :("

A nice little sign that sits atop the installation.
And the rest of the bottles finally finished.
Keep an eye out for pictures of the exhibition coming soon!!!