Illustration

Benson Lake, pen on paper, 2020
Benson Lake, pen on paper, 2020
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California Autumn, colored pencil on paper, 6''x4''
California Autumn, colored pencil on paper, 6''x4''

It's hard to find fall colors on the west coast, but this Barlett Pear tree leaf proved worthy of colored pencil.

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Birch Tree, pencil on paper, 9''x12''
Birch Tree, pencil on paper, 9''x12''

This birch tree lives along the base of Mt. Orient in Pelham, Massachusetts, along the Robert Frost Trail.

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Grand View Park, pencil on paper, 7'' x
Grand View Park, pencil on paper, 7'' x

A very secret street can lead you to a stunning view of the outer Sunset district in San Francisco. Grand View park is well-named, and it is also actually also an ancient sand dune.

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De Young, Pencil on Paper, 8'' x 12''
De Young, Pencil on Paper, 8'' x 12''

The observatory tower at the De Young museum is free to go to, giving you a 360 degree view of golden gate park, the Richmond district, and land's end.

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Corals, colored pencil on paper
Corals, colored pencil on paper

a color pencil collection of corals that I learned the names of from a trip to the island of Culebra off the coast of Puerto Rico. Fan, Staghorn, Elkhorn, and Brain coral are a few I learned about while snorkeling in the atlantic.

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Rock Study, pencil on paper, 8''x6''
Rock Study, pencil on paper, 8''x6''

just rocks.

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Mission Willow, Charcoal on Paper, 2022
Mission Willow, Charcoal on Paper, 2022

A willow tree outside the high school where I teach in Fremont, CA.

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Shells, Pencil on paper, 2011
Shells, Pencil on paper, 2011

A triptych study of the same barnacle-covered shell in three different positions.

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Fruit Still Life, Colored Pencil on Paper, 10'' x 7''
Fruit Still Life, Colored Pencil on Paper, 10'' x 7''

An observational colored pencil illustration

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Pacifica, Pen on Paper, 2014
Pacifica, Pen on Paper, 2014

Pacifica Beach seems like a great place to surf. It feels like a sleepy beach town though I once walked there along the coast all the way from Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

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Benson Lake, pen on paper 8'' x 5'', 202
Benson Lake, pen on paper 8'' x 5'', 202

These are the granite cliffs lining Benson Lake along Benson Lake Loop in the Sierra Nevada of California.

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Chickadee, Pencil on Paper, 2008
Chickadee, Pencil on Paper, 2008

I created this chickadee mid-flight for a t-shirt design at a company I was interning for once upon a time.

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Abstract Organics, Pen & Ink on Paper
Abstract Organics, Pen & Ink on Paper

From a sketchbook filled with only pen & ink sketches.

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Chameleon
Chameleon

I drew this chameleon with bumpy textured skin for a lesson on texture for my students.

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Cards for Students, 2016
Cards for Students, 2016

At the end of my student teaching, I created cards for all 35 of my students based on their interests.

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Cypress Trees, Pen on Paper, 2014
Cypress Trees, Pen on Paper, 2014

Looking through the cypress trees at lands end in San Francisco.

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Copy of 'The Horse Fair' by Bonheur
Copy of 'The Horse Fair' by Bonheur

Rosa Bonheur loved animals and her ability to do them justice proved it. I also love horses and I had to give her painting 'The Horse Fair' a try.

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North End Boston, Pencil on Paper, 2011
North End Boston, Pencil on Paper, 2011

These cherry blossoms emerged in early spring in the North End of Boston while I was a dog walker. I took a reference photo on a 35mm camera.

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Redwoods After Julian Rix, Pen on Paper, 2015
Redwoods After Julian Rix, Pen on Paper, 2015

Julian Rix has a wonderful redwood tree sunset landscape at the Oakland Museum. I created this pen replication based on his artwork from the textbook, 'California Art' by Nancy Dustin Wall Moore

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Study for Mural, Charcoal on Paper, 2015
Study for Mural, Charcoal on Paper, 2015

This was a study for a bathroom mural never realized. I did create an oil painting based on this illustration and gifted it to my step kid for his birthday.

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Goucher Tree, Charcoal on Paper, 2004
Goucher Tree, Charcoal on Paper, 2004

A very soft and lazy tree on my college campus.

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Organic Series, Pen on Paper, 2015
Organic Series, Pen on Paper, 2015

this organic form proved a meditative drawing practice for a time. The forms became somewhat organic, somewhat tumorous.

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Hobbit Beach, Pen on Paper, 2015
Hobbit Beach, Pen on Paper, 2015

the aptly named Hobbit Beach is a real place. Following a windy and wooded single track trail, you are led through mosses and tunnels of trees down to a small sandy beach bordered by coastal cliffs.

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Garden Trouble, Pencil on Paper, 2011
Garden Trouble, Pencil on Paper, 2011

A fantasy scene created from a photo I took on my 35mm camera while I was a dog walker in Boston, MA.

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Le Beau Market, Pen on Paper, 2014
Le Beau Market, Pen on Paper, 2014

This was the corner market near my old apartment in Nob Hill of San Francisco. Le Beau market is a neighborhood staple atop Nob Hill, despite Trader Joe's competitive pricing.

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Mt. Sutro, Pen on Paper, 2015
Mt. Sutro, Pen on Paper, 2015

This is the view of Mt. Sutro from Hippie hill in Golden Gate Park.

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Sierra Tryptich, Pencil on Paper, 2012
Sierra Tryptich, Pencil on Paper, 2012

Created from photos during my summer working at Yosemite. The mule featured was my favorite to guide on, by the name of Ghirardelli after the chocolate.

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Big Fancy, Pen on Paper, 2015
Big Fancy, Pen on Paper, 2015

One of my sisters chickens who doesn't mind being held.

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Portrait Study, Charcoal on Paper, 2004
Portrait Study, Charcoal on Paper, 2004

A portrait study in charcoal of another Goucher College student sitting in our studio drawing class.

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Provincetown, MA, Pencil on Paper, 2011
Provincetown, MA, Pencil on Paper, 2011

Dune grasses in Provincetown, Massachusetts at Herring Cove beach.

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Noelle, Pen on Paper, 2012
Noelle, Pen on Paper, 2012

This was my friend posing in the town square in Arcata, CA. That was a wild time working in Yosemite and I challenged myself to work in pen for most of this summer.

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Orgranic Series, Pen on Paper, 2015
Orgranic Series, Pen on Paper, 2015

this organic form proved a meditative drawing practice for a time. The forms became somewhat organic, somewhat tumorous.

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Channel Islands Trail Pencil on paper, 2012
Channel Islands Trail Pencil on paper, 2012

a small wooden sign points towards the trail among the succulents on Channel Island of the coast of Southern California.

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Lamp Still Life, Charcoal on Paper, 2004
Lamp Still Life, Charcoal on Paper, 2004

a charcoal illustration of my bedside table in college.

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Looking Up, Pen on Paper, 2013
Looking Up, Pen on Paper, 2013

from a series of pen & ink artworks when I first moved to California.

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Ms. Truant, pencil on paper 2004
Ms. Truant, pencil on paper 2004

a profile portrait observational drawing of my high school Art teacher.

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