Friday, August 31, 2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Here is an example of another passion of mine, LEGOs! This was my entry into the Annual LEGO Competition in the Quimby Gallery at Northern Vermont University (formally Lyndon State College). This was inspired by my trip to Cambodia last year. I received the Bronze award for it. My Daughter beat me. Her work was incredible and it had a story to it. I should have realized as an illustrator that the story is what connects people to the work.
Friday, August 24, 2018
After a scooter ride and a small walk through the jungles of Cambodia, we came across this wonderful site. I wanted to capture that moment as it just emerged out of the jungle as we turned the corner. Constructed around 802 AD Phnom Kulen or The Elephant Ponds is all that is left of what is believed to be the birth of the Khmer Empire. It was so peaceful.
I was able to visit in February of 2017 and I am just getting to painting some of my sketches from the trip.
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
My grandfather has done many things in his life. He is a WWII veteran, father of 7 children, grandfather to 31, and he has 76 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
He is also the creator of Tucker Turkey Spices. Recently, one of my cousins asked me to illustrate an portrait of our grandfather to replace a generic image of a chef. I was able to finish it just before his 100 Birthday!
I continue to be grateful for the influence he has been on me. I love his wisdom and his wit.