This piece, entitled Catcall, recently won the award for "Best Illustration" at the Best of the Best juried competition show at the Ettinger Gallery in Laguna Beach (March 2009). The painting was created as an editorial piece that reflected on adolescent behavior (when aroused by raging hormones!). Media: watercolor, bodycolour, and colored pencil.
[Interior Vignette Illustration] Five illustrations made for an unpublished children's book, The Petrel's Bride, retold by Kate Caswell. The story is an Alaskan folktale involving a magic petrel bird and a proud young human woman whom he takes as his bride. The media I used for these illustrations were watercolor, bodycolour (Chinese White opaque watercolor/white gouache), and colored pencil.
An editorial illustration based on an article in Outside magazine that talked about the best steak in the world (apparently, it was found in Argentina). I decided to take a different spin on the article title than the editors had chosen, however. Mine is the American Dream version: an average guy who has amassed, by virtue of his prize-winning steak, a shiny new grill, a hot babe, and a plateful of charbroiled trophies. The media used for this painting were watercolor and colored pencil.
The Cocktail Mouse, not so far-removed from her church-going relatives, spends several evenings a week reading the Bartender's Bible and other religious material. Here on this page is a journal of her deeds in cocktail exploration.