Monday, July 5, 2010

This is a harpy eagle, south american and I think the largest of the this tattoo, almost all monochromatic... just some reds and yellows and a little green.

This is a painting I did for a friend whose 15 year old son has freidrichs ataxia. Its a disease that affects his motor skills, and most likely will have heart disease and other problems to face.
we printed the art on skateboards and all proceeds went to the family.
I did this at Jeff Gogues last painting seminar, had a blast, thanks man! Its now at a show at Optic Nerve Arts in Portland Or. and hope it makes it home, I like this one....T shirts to come soon of this..
Jeff also came to visit last weekend and did an amazing Frazetta tattoo, also finished an interview with me for tattoo artist magazine. so honored!
This Kirin tattoo is on Dave Barnitz, awsome artis and person. Great conversations about having integrity in our work....Thanks man!
These are a few paintings I did for my daughter Olivia. 15 months old now and every day is amazing to watch her push her own boundries. Im slowing down a bit on conventions just to be watch her thrive and grow and Im just amazed at how fast it happens....

been a while...

Been a bit since Ive had time to get on here. funny how fast life can go when your always got something on your mind...I always find if I try to do too much I spread myself too thin and nothing is a good as I had hoped. keep it simple! I need to always remind myself that...simple and positive. So alot has happened since the last blog. lots of fun tattoos, some fun paintings and a few books Ive been published in. The first book is called "Tattoo Prodigies" and is put out by Mike DeVries and can be found at so happy to be part of this, the level of artists in this book is ridiculous and Im just honored to even be considered.

The second is "Innerstate" the dvd book combo available from on the 5 days of painting at the hell city show in columbus. so inspired after getting this , I want to do it I am! september heading to hancock mass. for the paradise artist retreat.

This is the 3rd session on Jamie, an amazing artist that works at pretty in ink in Roseville ca.
still have a few sessions to go, but pretty happy with the progress and really like the way it fits.
gonna put a bit more warmer colors to balance all the cools.
These paintings were a few done at the national show in seattle this year. They were auctioned off at the show and raised about $13,000 for the hardship fund that helps people in the association that fall on hard times. super fun and got to paint with some of the best...Aaron Bell, Henning Jorgensen, Jeff Gogue, Manuel Valenzula,Mike Godfrey,JoJo Ackerman,Kahlil from tattoo city, to name a few.