Seventh Author Portrait: Jeannette Walls

Portrait of Jeannette Walls5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)watercolor paintingI’m unable to leave a review of Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle on Amazon. I would have given this book three stars out of five, and perhaps that’s too many. To her...

Sixth Author Portrait: Steve Hauk

“Steve Hauk” 5×7 (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) sepia conte crayon. Steve is author, playwright, film documentarian and owner of the Hauk Fine Art gallery in Pacific Grove, California. I recently read his Steinbeck: the Untold Stories. This is a collection of...

Fifth Author Portrait: Sally Mann

The photographer and writer Sally Mann 7×5 charcoal on paper This is my imagined scene of her in studio with her 8×10 view camera behind her. Earlier this year I read her memoir with photographs Hold Still. She has a very lyrical style of writing with an...

Fourth Author Portrait: Cormac McCarthy

Portrait of Cormac McCarthy7x5 watercolor, watercolor pencil Author of The Road, a dystopian novel of a father and young son attempting to survive a grueling trek through America after a global environmental disaster has reduced many humans to the basest and brutal...

Black Lives Matter: Justice for George Floyd

This is a 5×7 portrait in watercolor of a human being. His name is George Floyd. Since I was fifteen (now sixty-six years older) I’ve dedicated my entire creative life towards social justice. I haven’t always succeeded. Every portrait I’ve ever...

3rd Author Portrait: Margaret Atwood

  5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm) watercolor painting over graphite drawing I referenced Alasdair McLellan’s portrait photo and painted behind Atwood’s image a handmaid similar to those in the Hulu series. As I’m writing my memoir, I’m...

First Author Portrait: Neil Gaiman

5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)graphite and ink wash drawing My wife and fellow artist Karen Warwick got me Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Christmas — AND the graphic novel adaptations by various superb artists about the child who grows into young...

2nd Author Portrait: Virginia Woolf

5 x 7 inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)continuous line drawing in graphite pencil on paper The second book I read this year was Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway. It’s about a day in the life of several characters in post-World War I England, revolving around one woman’s...

Writing and Illustrating My Memoir in 2020

Greetings everyone, and I hope you’re all weathering COVID-19 well, all things considered. It’s been close to three months since I last posted here, but it hasn’t been for lack of productivity. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve been up to,...

Belle Foundation Grant

With gratitude I’m extremely pleased to announce that I’m the recipient of a 2019 Individual Grant from the Belle Foundation for Cultural Development. “You have been chosen for this award as an artist who is genuinely committed to his work, and as...