Custom Pet Portraits hand painted in gouache on card stock using a photograph as a reference. Each piece was finished with a bright and colorful background, creating an unique work of personalized art for people of all ages and walks of life.
I worked with Subplot Designs, Inc. and Petcurean Pet Nutrition to create a series of illustrations for Petcurean's new SPIKE treat bags, launched in November 2015. The illustrations are designed around a "photo bomb" concept and the dogs are reacting to the scenes in the corresponding line drawings. The dogs are active, fun, engaged, and filled with just the right amount of attitude.
Special thanks to @meekothefrenchie_, @cuckooforglenncocopup, @its.tobys.life, @jessfofess85, @hautedogpetphotography, Katie the Golden Retriever, Simon Nagel and Carmine Anthony DiCostanzo for acting as models for this project.
Animals With Problems is an illustrated book that introduces us to a diverse cast of animal characters that all have unique problems we can relate to. For example, Susie the white tiger feels out of place with the orange tigers around her and Richard the sloth moves a bit slower than the rest of the Animal Kingdom. Other characters include a chameleon that can’t change color, a hippo with a big mouth, and a cheetah that’s in such a hurry that he seems to have lost his spots along the way. Featuring illustrations that have been shortlisted for the 2017 AOI World Illustration Awards, Animals With Problems puts our favorite animals into humorous but relatable predicaments to show that our differences and difficulties can bring us closer together through shared understanding.
Gouache on paper, 2019.
A selection of sketchbook pages painted in gouache.
Moleskine watercolor journals, 2019.
Hippo loves her sweets. Ox-pecker loves his dental hygiene. A humorous series of paintings depicting their symbiotic relationship.
11x14 inch gouache on card-stock, 2017.
Spring Issue 2015, The Bark Magazine. Illustration for an article on Canine Chronic Renal Disease.
2015, Fortune Magazine. Illustration for article on Target’s waning success.
A selection of illustrations.
Artworks are 11x14 inch gouache on card-stock, 2017-2019.
Paintings are 11x14 inch gouache on card-stock, 2018.