Year: 2022

New Limited Edition Guitar Print

I’ve just released a limited edition art print called “Starlight Ibanez.” An Ibanez is a make of guitar that comes in both electric and acoustic. I modeled this artwork after a solid black electric model that lives with me. Even beyond the sounds they produce, there’s so much to love about the shapes of guitars. Previously I painted several other guitar artworks modeled on a white Fender Stratocaster (also under my roof). The Ibanez’s curvy lines have been whispering to me for a while now, and it came time to bring that to artistic fruition. During the time I was working on this, I was gifted my first ever telescope and saw the luminous full moon for the first time up close. That surely played into the trajectory of this piece’s development. The star pattern I had chosen for the face of the guitar inspired a starry environment as well. This large (40″ wide x 50″ tall) signed and numbered print is a very limited edition — there will only be 10 of them. Price: …

Reflections of a Neighborhood: An Artwork Commission Inspired by Boston’s Fort Point

This week marked the culmination of a creative project first proposed to me last fall. What turned out to be a painted photographic collage of a Boston neighborhood began with a couple who appreciate their Fort Point neighborhood. Over time, through discussions and the taking of photographs, and later poring over photographs, narrowing them down and trying to select just one, we gradually settled on a collage of many of the interesting shapes, lines, and structures around them. As the project evolved, elements from their home and evocative of their time in the US made their way into the scene as well. Eventually even they themselves were incorporated in the form of a shadow silhouette! My challenge was to creatively weave these many streets and elements together as the basis for a fun, warm painting reflecting their time in a place special to them. At times I wondered how in the world I would include all the elements. I was happy when I realized I could include a view down curvy Melcher Street by creating …