Illustration

I began illustrating books and magazines back in the late 80’s.  I kind of fell into my first projects.  I was selling paintings at the Pike Place Market in Seattle and a best selling author came by, bought two large paintings adn then asked I would be interested in illustrating his next book.  I then went on to illustrated 6 of his national best selling Frugal Gourmet cookbooks.  Since then I have illstrated kid’s books. magazines, book covers.  Hundreds of things.

I will be posting things here as I dredge them up from the flat files.

Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 With this one I wanted to play with perspective.  Traditional perspective just cramped the music in the piece.  Bending and twisting...

a watercolor illustration from the 90's for a bestselling Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian Cookbook...

Illustration from the 1993 book, The Frugal Gourmet Cooks Italian.  This is a black and white watercolor....

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Portugese chapter....

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Lebanese chapter....

Illustration from the 1990 book, The Frugal Gourmet on your Immigrant Ancestors.  This is a pencil drawing, a chapter head illustration for the Persian chapter....

a Watercolor illustration for an article in 2014 issue of Shooting Sportsman....

oil on canvas illustration for a book cover, novel of the same title, published by Down East Books....

This is another bookcover illustration, watercolor on paper. This one for a book of seacoast ghost stories....

Last night I was talking with an artist friend about composition. This is one aspect of painting craft that will ever be a creative challenge and...