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YUMMY #1  /  2013  /  21" X 25"  /  PRIVATE COLLECTION


ACTUAL PAINTINGS: The large image of the woman on the phone is an original illustration I did many years ago for some national newspaper syndicate. I think it was the "Boston Globe." The 2 x 4 boards are all hand painted with retro images concerning food
​VINTAGE SCRAP: black & white of kitchen & colored steak on it from old magazines, boy with candy from old Mexican candy wrapper, pink stove from old magazine, laughing boy from old 1920's writing tablet, chick with spoon from Mexican chicken bullion cubes, red & white border from old children's book, small animal decals, greeting card kitty, paper sample color charts. 



HOLY WATER DETAILSwirled glitter was used sparingly.

YUMMY #1  /  DETAIL


The food industry hides all kinds of toxins in our food, so I hid messages on the edges of the paintings to reflect this.

HOLY WATER  /  2013  /  36" X 24" / PRIVATE COLLECTION


ACTUAL PAINTINGS: baby man with teddy bear (created for 1980s Dallas Morning News), Japanese hand holding taco with chopsticks (created for 1980s USA Today), various colored orbs in colored pencil, 3 little illustrations of gears, food on blue background (created for a 1990s glow in the dark cookbook), painting of large roaring 20s bobbed hair girl's portrait, pink plums (inspired form old playing cards).
VINTAGE SCRAP: old coloring book page of goose and little girl colored by unknown child, hula dancer from old WW11 greeting card, hair net package from the 1960's, Sears silkscreen wallpaper scrap, Dennison easter stickers, Mexican popsicle wrapper image of girl with popsicle.
ARCHIVAL PRINTS: girl by pink toilet. 
TOYS: vintage police coin purse from the 1950's surrounded by metallic pipe cleaners and plastic beads, little blue space man found by dumpster, toy alligator from the dollar store. 


OUT OF THE SEA  /  2013  /  21.5" X 17.75"


ACTUAL PAINTINGS: two heraldic sea creatures (inspired by Welsh heraldry), shell house (originally created for Changing Times magazine), and fish in dress (created for Walt Disney).
VINTAGE SCRAP: old Whitman coloring book, tiny 50's animal decals, duck story from Highlights for Children, dog holding shamrock from vintage greeting card.
MODERN SCRAP: eyeballs from paper sample, bubbles from archival print I created in illustrator, color bars from products and gorgeous fish from a business card from Matt Bagley (Dallas artist).

COWTOWN #1  /  2013  /  24" X 24"


ACTUAL PAINTINGS: large lavender haired cowgirl.
VINTAGE SCRAP: farm boy & pups, small cowboy head, cowboy & indian coloring book.
ARCHIVAL PRINTS: cow, 2 chickens on  nest, old cowboy, log cabin, purple cow, buffalo, indian boy, boy with holster (T-shirt), horse head, price tags, "cowtown" type.
PAPER SAMPLE COLOR CHOICE CHARTS


JUNK DRAWER SERIES: ALL OF THESE PIECES UTILZE OLD JUNK MIXED IN WITH ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATIONS. MOST OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS WERE NATIONALLY SYNDICATED MANY YEARS AGO DURING MY CAREER AS AN ILLUSTRATOR. MANY MORE NOT SHOWN HERE IF INTERESTED