I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer. However, with the heatwave having stretched on and on in the tri-state area for entirely too long I can’t say I’ll be upset when fall does come along. For me the nasty steam bath weather is all the excuse I need to stay indoors in paint, especially […]

by | August 20, 2016

If you live in or around New York City, you may have heard about the blooming of the corpse flower, a phenomenon that had been awaited for decades and finally happened this past weekend at the Botanical Gardens. If you haven’t, well, basically there’s this huge flower that bears a slight resemblance to the man-eating plant […]

by | July 31, 2016

Happy July 4th to all of you who are stateside and to those of you outside of the Unites States, well I hope you’re having a wonderful day. This here is just a quick illustration inspired by the Macy’s fireworks display in NYC and also by the metallic accents seen on the clothing of Alexander […]

by | July 4, 2016

Has it really been a month since my last post? There’s no excuse for that although I tend to post more art, more quickly on Instagram these days. If anyone wants to join me there my account is @smollot. Anyway for my latest piece I did something I normally don’t do which is to intentionally work […]

by | June 11, 2016

A while back, maybe a few months ago, I discovered the style and talent of Jennie Vee, a rock singer and musician. Well to be honest my husband discovered her work. (without his recommendations I’d probably be listening to the same music I’ve been listening to since college) but I got hooked right away. Musically […]

by | May 5, 2016

Dearly beloved, like many others I am mourning the loss of the iconic talent known as Prince. Despite being a heterosexual male his flamboyant style made him a gender bender offender and this rock fashion Royal wasn’t apologetic about that in the slightest. I’ve mentioned previously (after the passing of another rock icon, David Bowie) […]

by | April 25, 2016

  Happy spring, everyone and with that, a fairytale themed illustration for an open call for illustrators using the Chanel couture line spring/summer 2016 as inspiration organized by Marcus Kan of Draw a Dot. I also used the German fairytale The Twelve Dancing Princesses as inspiration. For those unfamiliar with the story there’s a part […]

by | March 31, 2016

Happy almost spring. I’d been meaning to do some New York Fashion Week illos since, well, Fashion Week, and had started a few. Finally finished one though and here it is, inspired by the beautiful lace dresses seen at Self-Portrait (designed by Han Chung) for Fall 2016. The different blues in the flowers on some […]

by | March 5, 2016 | 4 comments

After several seasons of floppy hats being everywhere, brims have gradually gotten smaller and this season we might just see the return of the turban. I’m not predicting it’ll have mainstream success — at least not right away — but it seems to be picking up steam, at least among lovers of old time glamour. […]

by | February 13, 2016

I realize I am probably one of the last people on the planet to do this but I recently joined Instagram. Well technically I joined over the summer but I didn’t pay any attention to my account until recently. I just felt like there was only so much social media I had time to follow. […]

by | February 6, 2016

  Like so many others, I was shocked to hear about the death of David Bowie. A brilliant artist and showman suddenly gone, not to mention another innocent person lost too soon to the modern plague of cancer. Since the news broke the beginning of last week, I’ve been listening to his music quite a […]

by | January 21, 2016

Hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year.  I’ve been on vacation this week, at home with no travel plans, but it was still very much needed. Even if I did have a miserable cold for half of it. Anyway I was able to get in some studio time and felt very compelled to paint […]

by | December 31, 2015