Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Artist Open Studio - Recap!

I had such a great time over the past couple weeks, sharing the art of illustration (my favorite topic!) with students here at YCIS.  I showcased a mini retrospective of my work from 2009-14, and also produced some new pieces exclusively for the event.  The Open Studio was a place for interaction, conversation, and inspiration, and was intended to engage students to learn more about the arts in a unique way.  I hosted tours of the gallery space, gave demonstrations of my painting techniques and led illustration-focused discussions.  Here's a little recap and a peek at the space!

Going big...
Some of my work from 2009-2014
A peek at new work.
More after the break!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Fun in the Sun

Beach holiday? Or urban escape?  I prefer the sand and sun any day.  Here's some illustrated lettering from my sketchbook for #tumiglobalcitizens. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Travel Junkies Unite

I am definitely, without a doubt, a travel junkie.  How about you?  Where's your favorite spot for a getaway?  Here's some illustrated lettering from my sketchbook for #tumiglobalcitizens.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fly Me Away ...

Dreaming of travel... More at #tumiglobalcitizens

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Eye Has to Travel...

"The eye has to travel," said Diana Vreeland.  I couldn't agree more!  Travel is a source of endless inspiration for the creative personality - new sights, sounds, colors, people...  Here's another sketch from my TUMI Travel Journal.  More info via #tumiglobalcitizens.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


EXPLORE!  Words to live by... Another sketch from my Tumi Travel Journal.  Check out #tumiglobalcitizens for more info.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Art Talk

It's Artist Open Studio time over at YCIS - and despite the fact that 99.9% of this blog's readers aren't my students - I thought it would be fun to share a little event promo video we made over at the office.  (Shout out to Gabe Ostley for his video and editing skills!) In it, I talk about some of the projects I've done over the years here at Yew Chung International School; and also share a bit about my recent illustration work and upcoming painting series.   And... for those of you in Hong Kong, feel free to get in touch if you'd like to drop by the Open Studio!  It will run from March 10-21, 2014, and I'd be happy to give you a tour.    

The Journey is the Destination...

The journey is half the fun when you're traveling, right?  Here's another sketch from my TUMI travel journal.  For more info, search #tumiglobalcitizens.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

MAX&Co. Pop Up Parka - Video with MilkX

Life imitates art! My fashion illustrations of MAX&Co.'s spring parkas (see my most recent post) are featured in this video by MilkX Magazine.  Some of Hong Kong's hippest trendsetters model the Pop Up Parka alongside my illustrated fashion plates.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tumi Travel Journal

I'm having fun this week with my Tumi Travel Journal, aka my newest sketchbook!  It's the perfect size for my bag so I've been doodling away this week...

Here's a sketchbook page with some of my tips for beating jet lag. (Ha, a cocktail always helps make things better, right?)

Find out more by searching #tumiglobalcitizens

Pop Up Spring Parkas - Illustrated for MAX&Co.

Although it's nearly mid-March (and we're typically sweltering by now here in Hong Kong), there's been a streak of chilly weather lately, which means it's still light jacket season!  (Yes, a cool temperature in this tropical city does require the use of an exclamation mark!)  Perfect timing then, for my latest series of fashion illustrations, featuring MAX&Co.'s Pop Up Parka for spring.  Each parka has a bit of flavor all its own - so I created a series of stylish illustrated ladies to show off the looks.  From the "Romantic" to the "Sentimental", which parka would you choose?

Here's a feature with the illustrations in the February issue of MilkX Magazine (and a little interview with me, if you happen to read Chinese).  Side note: MilkX is one of my favorite HK-based 'zines for its extensive use of cool and quirky art in each issue! Grab a copy at your local 7-11 if you're in town.

Pop Up Parkas are available at MAX&Co. shops now.








Thursday, March 6, 2014

Gal Pals

More lovely ladies.  "Gal Pals", my illustrated version of a mural I did a few years back!