Jasmin of Vintage Vandalizm

Anyone who lives in or near NYC knows that up until a couple of days ago we've been suffering through an unseasonally cold winter so far, including last Thursday with a snowstorm dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” This may have been at least what partially inspired me to paint...

Fernanda in Flowers (Inspired by Christian Dior Couture Floral Headpiece)

I think Fernanda Ly is my new muse. I recently came across some photos of her modeling a floral headpiece in Christian Dior's spring/summer haute couture 2017 line and knew I had to recreate the look in water color. I've been so busy I've had to make this in one to...

Oh You, Sparkly Thing (Kate Spade Holiday Collection Modeled by Fernanda Ly)

Hello and happy almost holidays. (Hey, we just had Thanksgiving, so it's definitely that time of year.) I got my gift early, a website makeover. I hope you guys like the new layout. I love the way the images appear in a much more striking way. (Thanks, Jupiter...

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Anyone who lives in or near NYC knows that up until a couple of days ago we’ve been suffering through an unseasonally cold winter so far, including last Thursday with a snowstorm dubbed a “bomb cyclone.” This may have been at least what partially inspired me to paint a portrait of vintage-loving model and blogger […]

by | January 13, 2018 | Blog, Portfolio |

I think Fernanda Ly is my new muse. I recently came across some photos of her modeling a floral headpiece in Christian Dior’s spring/summer haute couture 2017 line and knew I had to recreate the look in water color. I’ve been so busy I’ve had to make this in one to two-hour increments over the […]

by | December 17, 2017 | Blog, Portfolio |

Hello and happy almost holidays. (Hey, we just had Thanksgiving, so it’s definitely that time of year.) I got my gift early, a website makeover. I hope you guys like the new layout. I love the way the images appear in a much more striking way. (Thanks, Jupiter Multimedia!) In other news, I just completed […]

by | November 26, 2017 | Blog, Portfolio |

It’s the coldest day of the fall so far in NYC so how could I not pine for spring and flowers. Pictured here is the lovely Liu Wen modeling an Anna Sui dress, crochet duster and sunnies from the Spring 2018 RTW line. I made the pattern of the dress come alive and fly away […]

by | November 7, 2017 | Portfolio |

Usually I paint butterflies because I like how they look, how beautiful and how fragile. Something we enjoy looking at but really ought to leave alone. But in this case, I saw them as being symbolic of all the victims of sexual harassment and assault who are finally being freed from their silence in no […]

by | October 26, 2017 | Portfolio |

I freely admit being obsessed with butterflies. They make any image immediately look more light and magical. So I added these wings to a portrait of Dirty Martini, a Burlesque Hall of Famer and former Miss Exotic World winner who also recently toured with Dita Von Teese. Anyway this is another piece for an upcoming […]

by | September 15, 2017 | Portfolio |

  Featured here is a portrait of Bettie Page, the 1950s alternative pinup queen, without whom we would have no Dita Von Teese, let alone the legions of other glamorous pinup types Page has inspired over the decades. This piece was created for an upcoming show at ArtFront Galleries, the third in a theme of […]

by | September 10, 2017 | Portfolio |

I won’t lie. I’ve been pretty obsessed with this last illustration, a portrait I’ve been working on here and there for the past couple of weeks of Dita Von Teese in this butterfly creation. She wore it on the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2014 couture show. I’ve been working on burlesque-inspired pieces this […]

by | August 26, 2017 | Portfolio | 1 comment