Conspiracy Owl

This is a 12″ square piece I’m putting into Due West, the group show for the West Austin Studio Tour 2015.  It fits in the Defensive Postures series.  It was an experiment to see if I could make a smaller piece work in the series.  Defensive postures is mostly going to be larger paintings, originals more than prints.  Anyway, owls are fun and I’ve been toying with a smaller setting of constructed helmets for animals to wear.  It’s a nice bridge between the two series.(I just noticed this pic is partly a photoshop pre vis…but that’ll do.)owlsatblueowlsatblue

A bit of National/Internet Press for Cianfrani Show!

Gallery onefive4 gave the show in Georgetown a shout out.  Thanks for the support, Christopher Priority!  The show is up for a couple of months.  I have set up a Facebook event for the show and If a opening seems appropriate after a month or so, I’ll keep everyone apprised.


Welcome Cat: A fully functional sushi chart for a weird sushi place

 Welcome Cat

I don’t know when I first came up with this idea, but It has something to do with really admiring the aesthetics of sushi.  The chef seeks contrast and perfection and proportion and I admire that.  To honor the sushi aesthete, I have done a sushi selector, albeit a high art one.  It has japanese numerals on it so I can add a key for the print edition.  What’s that you say?  Print?  Yes, this painting was made to have a print edition.  Not only that, there will be at least 2 of them.  That’s right, you can have a collection of them for around 100 dollars.  The original is for sale, contact me through my site or through dm on instagram.


Have Gun Will Travel

A painting of a hawk at 16″x20″ .  The image of the cannon is one I’ve been wanting to use for a while.  This painting uses Canvasland Hemp Canvas, the new slim series.  I’d like to thank Canvasland for gifting me this canvas to try.  It was fantastic!  I have prints on sale at Spratx Gallery 501 Pedernales, Austin, Tx and of course at Guzu Gallery:

Busy month coming up.  I will be in Red Dot Spree on september 11th.  More info on that later.  I will also be in Made Fresh show on september 20th.


Week of Mondays: A Wedding Present

Ah blazing summer is in the air.  It is the time here at that we think of love and Mexican beer.  With that in mind, here is a wedding present I did for my former co-workers Kayla Mullis and Nigel Fenton who are getting hitched sometime soon.  David at is great with dates, fantastic with numbers so this painting will probably get to them a month too late.  It is of their cat, Monday, who is human potty trained and looks like it should rule Manchuria with an iron fist.

Leontopithicus Rosalia Gymkata Display (retouch)

This strange piece was named in an internet contest by my friend Jason P. Weiner.  I love the print that this comes from, with one lithe samurai backflipping over another, wearing pounds and pounds of leather armor.  This is another retouch, and I’m getting close to the level of sacrilege here:  I already took a giglee of the original…which is 40 dollars down the toilet at this point.  Oh well.  The piece is now how I originally intended…says George Lucas, his wattle dancing joyously a dance of spite (I own a wattle myself…I can talk.)

Myth vs Reality minus Snake

For a year I have been steadily creating a sticker army of images lifted from my painting.  Meanwhile in Portland, Oregon, my longtime collaborator Marius Cossette has been creating a street art rep based partially on my images, partly on his own under the rubric #tigeruppercut.  This is my attempt to finally formalize the project by selling some of the stickers.  I am a painter, it was therefore natural to do the label of the sticker pack as a painting.  Letters will be added in illustrator, then it is off to be die-cut.