To say that I have a little catching up to do on this blog is a bit of an understatement. It's quite embarrassing how behind I've gotten on this thing. (Perhaps I should use this post as a job listing for a new studio assistant??).
Even though very little has been posted here in the last… month… s… I plan to go back through the work I've done over the past while and update what I've been up to during this hiatus.
So; since my last post, some exciting projects have come over my desk. One in particular was a solo show that I worked on over the summer, and opened at Hellion Gallery in Portland in November. I've got photos of the two new paintings I did for the show that I'm fixing up, and will do a proper post in a couple of days.
I also worked for TIME Magazine for the first time this September. I was asked to do a set of nine portraits for them for an article on the Clinton Global Initiative; among the portraits were ones of Bill Gates and Brad Pitt, which was a lot of fun.
I've been working for nearly a year now as the regular weekly illustrator for The New York Times Magazine's back page; the Lives article. It's been a wonderful job so far, and I'll post a few below with links to their articles.
I also did a job with the WWF, which was a dream. I love what they do, so it was a pleasure to do a set of illustrations for the Winter 2013 issue of their quarterly World Wildlife Magazine.
One of the highlights of the past few months was a series of portraits I did for The New York Times Magazine's Movies Issue. I was asked to illustrate 14 Hollywood screenwriters, which accompanied 11 short films, (and may be viewed here).
Seriously!? I don't think there's a single person on this list that I don't admire. This job was an absolute joy. I particularly liked being able to paint local writer/ director Sarah Polley. Very exciting.
I'll update with further work in an additional post or two in the next few days.
To close off this first post of 2014: some New Year's resolutions; drink more water, take my vitamins, keep this thing updated like a responsible freelance illustrator...