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

Those of you have been following my blog a while may know I love Free People. I have illustrated some of the looks here before and I wear the label’s clothes more than any other. The boots pictured here are available online and when I saw them they made me think of July 4th fireworks […]

by | July 11, 2017 | Portfolio |

Florals for spring? How original. Yeah we all remember that famous line from Miranda Priestley. But florals can definitely be original as well as romantic and rock star cool if your name is Anna Sui. So this here is an illustration of model Gigi Hadid wearing her floral dress from the Anna Sui spring 2017 […]

by | May 6, 2017 | Portfolio |

Here is a recent work I’m rather proud of inspired by the new collective of Elie Saab in all its ethereal beauty. Because so many of the dresses this season were in black and jewel tones like purple I tried to incorporate that into this painting with the appearance of the European starlings. (Remind me […]

by | April 23, 2017 | Portfolio |

Well it’s safe to say I’ve been on an Anna Sui kick. The only problem is I have too much inspiration and not enough time to make all my ideas come to life. Pictured here is my first illustration to be completed in acrylic paints on acrylic paper. (Thanks to Suzie and Tim of ArtFront […]

by | April 13, 2017 | Portfolio |

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