I’m a New Orleans painter who’s been turning the fantastical pictures in my head into a roof over it since 1992. Welcome! (If you wanna buy a print, you can do that over HERE.)
18x12" print available here.
Most of our demons come from those who would control us when we’re too young to form our own opinions: Don’t dress like that, don’t say that in public, no one cares what you think!
By internalizing these beliefs, we fear our own voices and become clones of everyone else around us. Those who capture the power of their demons discover that they are the source of our strength, passion, and individuality as we move through the world.
14x11" print available here.
This DemonFae was painted in an ancient house in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The French doors opened to cast ironwork balconies which twined their way into the scrollwork of the painting…
My dark fairies (I call them DemonFae) plagued me for two years. Every time I tried to paint something else, there they were, chittering in my studio, each one insisting I paint her portrait before her sisters’.
Original available, 9x12", pencil on paper, $900 8.5x11" print available here.
The drawing of this Victorian mermaid mounted on her steed appeared after I visited an aquarium. Her mount is a spiny seahorse – his armor-ridges made him look so steampunk to me! And I’ve always loved mermaids in fishnets…
12x20" print available now.
This painting was inspired by Vesalius, a 16th century Belgian physician, who was the first to dissect and draw human bodies for medical reference, long before the Church sanctioned such blasphemous exploits. Daring tales of how he secured his subjects are as amazing as his beautiful illustrations.
I was struck by the heavier lines used to show the delineation of the musculature. They reminded me of the leading used to secure stained glass. Then I thought: “Leading is to body like glass is to soul.” And a joyous human figure, radiating out into light, would continue that cognate.
Many people immediately mention Alex Grey upon seeing this painting, and while I really like his work, I wouldn’t have seen this…