Designer | Illustrator | Writer & Creator

Rebuilding or Building?

The framing of language matters.  When I typed the title of this blog post, I wasn’t fully sure what I wanted to talk about. But I used the word “Rebuilding”. It represented a present feeling and one I constantly have. It’s the mental taking of pieces of my past, organizing them into their right place…

Chadwick Boseman

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”798″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background This is part one of a bigger project: a tribute to the beautiful work of Chadwick Boseman through the Marvel film, Black Panther. The intention was to create a Mr. Boseman as a background portrait, and combine it with an overlaying foreground painting of the Black Panther.…

Batman

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”784″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background Another in the pantheon of DC royalty, Batman has always been one of my favorite in the comic book genre. I couldn’t resist taking some time to sketch and paint a version of my own. The classic portrayal of this superhero often has him perched above a…

Superman

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”514″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background Superman has always been the benchmark definition of what the superhero genre is. The mystique of a being having super powered strength, speed and the ability to fly – with the self-imposed mandate to protect the well-being of everyday citizens – gripped my imagination as a child.…

Wonder Woman

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”791″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background One of my recent favorite movies in the “superhero” genre was Wonder Woman. It kinda surprised me – I haven’t been quite as enamored over the DC films as I am with Marvel. However – as I do love the characters, this film exceed all expectations for…

Indiana Jones / Harrison Ford Fan Art

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”170″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background There are always iconic movies that will be ingrained by nostalgia. The rites of passage of 80’s cinema invariably include the Indiana Jones saga. I was enthralled by watching the movies, likely while staying at my family up north over summer holidays We never had a television…

Captain America Fan Art

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”171″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_single_image image=”793″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background I grew up loving comic book characters. I never collected comic books and I was only really acquainted with the flagship characters (Superman, Batman, Spiderman, etc) – it wasn’t until I was an adult watching the Marvel Studios films that my imagination grew into full…

Grant Fuhr Fan Art

[vc_row content_placement=”top”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”455″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background As a Canadian boy growing up in Edmonton during the 1980’s, we were gifted with what is regarded as the best hockey team in NHL history. The Edmonton Oilers were dominant – and their goaltender was a young man named Grant Fuhr. He was the quintessential athletic,…

Gerald & Lynda Portrait

[vc_row content_placement=”middle”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”448″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] Background Often I will take time to make practice pieces using people whom I know and love as the subject. In this case, my beloved Uncle and Aunty who both played an important part in my life. As a child, their home in Fort McMurray, Alberta, was a…