RPG Concept Art: Swamp Mummy

I am thrilled to be providing concept art for Falcon Games. Gabriel Falcon is a Puertorican game master and dice-based RPG scenario creator from Orlando, Florida. This is a sneak peek of one of the concept art pieces I recently sent in. Think swamp mummy/monster. Procreate and MotionLeap

Tattoo Design: Wolf Print

To be clear, I am NOT the tattoo artist that did the tattoo nor later touched it up. I designed the tattoo and the artist applied it. There are several layers of hidden meaning within this tattoo. For example, the father and daughter share the sign of Capricorn. Each paw tip is an upside-down heart. […]

Other Photography Projects

Over the years I have used photography as a way to make extra money, provide a fuller range of services to clients, and, mostly, as a form of pleasure. I am beyond pleased that the phone I carry in my pocket can take photos as good as (and probably better than) the DSLR I used […]

Fundraiser: Birthways Education Fund

My photography mentor, Greg Kaspar, assisted me by generously allowing me to borrow his lighting equipment and making sure I didn’t screw up too badly. I think of him every time I pick up the camera. Birthways is a Sarasota birthing clinic owned by a licensed midwife who has a passion for education. To help […]

Special Effects Makeup Progression

It started when I got a Ben Nye Bruise Wheel. My roommate allowed me to practice on him. This led to tackling zombie makeup on myself. Then, on my roommate. Next I tackled bite marks. My second attempt allowed me to add more detail to veins and such. Finally, it was time to use my […]

Art Exhibition in Sarasota

I was pleased to find that my phoenix and peacock piece was displayed near the front of a Sarasota art exhibition. It was visible from the front windows and really drew the eye. I had two pieces in that show. Neither placed, sadly.

Multimedia Art: Uplifting Gift

This multimedia piece was fun to create. It was a gift for my friend, inspired by an image she posted on social media.

Gouache Class Project

I frequently take classes to enrich my life. Mike Grecian was a representative of Holbein paints. In one of his color theory classes, we were given an image to recreate with gouache. (That’s like watercolor but more opaque.) I finished one set of oranges in class and completed a second set on my own. The […]

My Soul is a Mermaid

No surface is safe around here! I used my Cricut Maker machine to cut out a variety of vinyl scales and then applied them to my Soul.

Digital Artwork: Pet Portraits

In 2018 I challenged myself to paint a dog. I had never done an animal portrait before. This ended up creating a new hobby and a small side gig. What could be better than doggos, art, and money? Process: The first, and most important, step in a successful pet portrait is choosing a good set […]

Photography and Digital Manipulation

In 2014 I took a series of photographs around iconic Sarasota, Florida locations and edited them into “little worlds” in Photoshop. It should be noted that this was the long way to do it. Now apps allow you to make a 360 degree photo with a click! Pictured above is the courtyard of the Ringing […]

Digital Art: Hummingbird Series

My mother-in-law, Sharon Pugh, is a nature photographer who lives on the other side of the USA from us. Her stunning shots of hummingbirds and other wildlife inspire me. She is kind enough to give me permission to use her photos as references for my art. This is my favorite piece so far.