Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008


Tonight my solo show at the Art Access Gallery here in Salt Lake City opens at 6pm. The reception runs until 9:00, and the show through December 19th. Another "holiday reception" will be held on December 5th, same time, same place.

Howard/Mandville Gallery in Kirkland, Washington is holding their annual "Small Works Show," and tomorrow evening (Saturday, the 22nd) the drawing of intent to buy slips will take place.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Yeah, it's high time for me to post something else, but first, another time-lapse painting clip.

I recently drew fifty pen-and-ink illustrations for the upcoming book from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, URBAN HERPETOLOGY. It's an excellent publication that I'm really pleased to be associated with -- lots of important new research with good conservation applications -- rest assured that I'll post more about it upon its release. One of my favorite illustrations from the book is the little Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) above. Well known to most Floridians, these successful Cuban immigrants have largely displaced the native Green Anoles (A. carolinensis) and others to become the state's most common reptile.

This time of year the galleries are clamoring for small works, and I couldn't resist using making a painting out of the sketch. Here's the film:

illustration: BROWN ANOLE (2008) pen & ink 5" x 7"