In 2017 I participated in the 100 Days Project and drew 100 drawings in 100 days. This is a selection of some of those drawings. I am currently preparing for a Kickstarter to publish the full collection into a book.
The Incongruities were a series of gently absurd creature paintings, initially created one per day during the course of a month. Once the month was complete I found myself returning to the theme again and again and series grew. This is a sample of the illustrations.
This project was born from the Inktober initiative which encourages artists to improve their inking skills. Acting on a suggestion from my brother, I started drawing animals at work every day for the month of October. To increase the challenge, the work was all old-fashioned and the animals were alphabetical and started with the same letter as their occupation. The project developed beautifully and in December 2016 I released a limited edition book of the drawings. It is available at my Etsy.
While most of my whimsical work falls into the Incongruities series, I have a few paintings that are of a similar feel but not quite in the series.
This is a series imagining dragons hanging out in Portland. These works have been exhibited at Just for Geeks and Giggles 2014, at Fleeting States Gallery in Portland, OR; featured on io9; and were sold for a time at Powells Books in Portland. The Dragon of Union Station has been awarded both Director's Choice and Judges' Choice ribbons at WesterCon 69 Art Show in 2016.
I've recently been exploring the medium of pen and ink. It's a medium that seems well suited to graphic art that would be good printed on t-shirts or made into stickers. I've begun using this medium not just to express feelings people may relate to but also to create anti-fascist art.