I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco last year as a part of a team from Soles 4 Souls and the High Atlas Foundation.

While there I was able to document the trip on film taking close to six hundred images. The best of which I have turned into a series of Giclée prints and postcards. All of which are for sale either individually or as part of a set. These premium prints use Epson UltraChrome Pro pigments ensuring the finest tonal gradation. Six colors and three shades of black provide all the nuances and emphasise every detail. Pictures are reproduced at an ultra-high resolution of 1,440 dpi with perfect grey balance on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 100% Cotton 308 gram paper. Postcards are made on 18pt matte card stock and are coated on the image side to protect.

I am in the process of cataloging, signing and prepping all the prints and once I have gotten everything organized I will post them on line for purchase. In the mean time if you are interested then shoot me an email.

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I have been working with Art-O-Mat, a company that repurposes vintage cigarette machines into art dispensing machines that are found in theaters, museums and public spaces around the country.

Currently my "Edward Series" can be found in their artist line up.

If you happen to be someone who has purchased one of my "Le Petit Portrait" pieces then by all means please contact me and send a message letting me know what you think of the piece, where you got it, etc. Anything is appreciated.

As you can see from my other work I generally make very large pieces (literally scenery pieces for theater) so projects like "Le Petit" give me an opportunity to make things that are very small.

If you are interested in more of my work, aside from theater that is, I do take private commissions and will be placing some of my work on-line for sale here sporadically.

All of the "Edward Series" is completely built by hand. The easels, frames, boxes and paintings themselves are all made by me in the scene shop that I normally make set pieces in. My staff observed "This is just a little bit on the crazy side, you know that right?"

Each box and painting set takes about 18 to 24 hours to complete, spread out over a period of time to allow for drying, etc. All of the pieces are made from basic hobby balsa wood and wood glue. All of the paints (I use gouache, a gold leaf specialty paint and a gel stain) are water soluble save for a coating of polyurethane that gets sprayed on the painting surface at the very end of the process. The easels are hinged using craft paper. The ink used on all of the illustration work is a fine tip sharpie.

The portraits are based on an actual person. One of my obsessions as a visual artist is photos from the turn of the last century. I find my sources from books I have collected over the years. I switch subjects every batch of fifty, but the subjects themselves are not necessarily the point of the whole project. They are merely a piece of the whole art experience that started when you put your money into that Art-O-Mat machine and selected a piece of art. As an American artist I am concerned with the art of craft and craft as style more than I am concerned with classifying things as folk revival or neo americana.

Thank you! Enjoy your Le Petit Portrait!

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My work has been described as "masturbating on the world's stage in verse" and "...exactly what is wrong with the average white American male..." Thematically I tend to explore the themes of mental health, substance abuse and sex. You can find all my stuff on Amazon.

Welcome! This is the place I post links and photos of all the latest STUFF I am involved in, from theatre, dance and music to my poetry, novels, prints and paintings.

I have been employed in the "entertainment biz" for well over twenty years and in every capacity imaginable. I am most known for working as a Technical Director. What is a technical director? HERE is a pretty good explanation of what I do. I work with all sorts of different types of clients from small to very large, from amateur to professional. I consider myself to be a problem solver, a team builder and the one who keeps everyone on deck and in the shops safe. Currently I am based out of Nashville, Tennessee, USA. 

The theater industry in the USA and across the world has basically completely shut down thanks to the pandemic. No one is really sure what the industry will look like once we all get past this so for now this part of my life is on hold... Below are some photos of the last production I worked on, "The Drowsy Chaperone" for Hume-Fogg Academy in Nashville, TN. I have designed the lights for the kids productions over there for a number of years now and I have enjoyed working with all of them and hope they are all doing well with school shuttered.

In "Long Distance Relationship: An Affair through Poetry" the author, Christopher L. Jones, has compiled most of the poetry that he wrote during his courtship and engagement to his wife while they lived apart due to education and work commitments.

What started out as an art therapy session in his youth has become a lifelong poetry obsession and means of maintaining sanity for the author. Having published his poetry on numerous online poetry reviews, magazines and websites the author has finally gathered all of his chapbooks into one package reformatted specifically for your e-reader.

With poetry that ranges from the grotesque and sexually erotic to the sublime and mundane there is sure to be a poem here that every reader will be able to relate to or get turned on by.

"Bold, lurid, harsh, delicate..." - Vikingsaga

"True to a mark, dark but with substance..." - usedsaints

Read the latest from the streets on the street and on the go with this specially formatted version for your Amazon Kindle!

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