Tuesday, May 3, 2016

splotch monster balancing act series at old ox brewery



The Creatures of Imagination exhibit continues at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia until June 6, 2016. After the first month of the show, some changes have occurred. In place of the big Draco triptych and the Altogether Now piece , both of which have sold and went home to their rightful owners, hang seven new works, a series called Balancing Act (1-7), newly matted and framed and on display to the public for the first time, ever. If you’re in the area, hope you can drop by Old Ox, check out some crazy colorful Splotch Monster art, and grab a nice cold beverage as the temperatures begin to rise!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

lost & found splotch monsters


Doing the occasional workshop leaves me with forgotten artistic goodies that turn up from time to time in my backpack, messenger bag, etc. Here are a couple fast ones I made when doing a little demo at Leesburg, VA's Books & Other Found Things a couple of months back. While my Splotch Monsters have gotten more complex over time, these remind me of when I first started making these about seven years ago, as a means of creative experimentiation.


Saturday, April 23, 2016

hanging out with mount splotchmore and more at old ox brewery


The Creatures of Imagination exhibit continues at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia, for a few more weeks. If you haven't been there yet, I highly recommend dropping by. If you've already been to Old Ox, then drop by again, and don't forget to say hello to Mr. Mount Splotchmore!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

post-reception thank you!


I just want to thank everyone for coming by Old Ox Brewing for my art reception Friday night! It was so good to see good friends again and make some new ones as well, on such a beautiful warm evening. It was a lot of fun and there was so much positive energy. Also a big thanks goes out to the Loudoun Arts Council and Jill Evans-Kavaldjian for making this happen and for supporting local art! In the meantime, my good friend Eric Scott, came by the show as well and wrote a wonderful blog post about it HERE. Check it out! 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

latest splotch monster name commission


Finished a recent commission for a grandmother-to-be who saw me doing a Splotch Monster-making demo at Books and Other Found Things in Leesburg, VA last Thursday. For this one, she requested cute, not scary monsters, navy blue, gray and white as prominent colors, and mustaches. This was definitely a fun one to make, and thankfully she’s very happy with the final results! #splotchmonsterisland #SplotchMonsters #watercolor #drawing #drawings #artwork #illustration

Sunday, March 13, 2016

some final adjustments to the show at old ox



Spent the later part of the morning at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, VA, with Kris today, having a drink and making some final adjustments to the exhibit. It’s such a great space to see and display art, and I heard the dragon triptych has a buyer! Looking forward to the opening reception on Friday night, April 1st, from 7-9pm. #oldoxbrewery #oldoxbrewing #LoudounArtsCouncil #art #artwork #artexhibit #splotchmonsterisland #SplotchMonsters #monsters #drawing #watercolor #painting #publicart

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

the splotch monsters have landed at old ox


The Splotch Monsters have officially invaded Old Ox Brewery. A big thanks goes out to Jill Evans-Kavaldjian for helping me hang art tonight, and to the Loudoun Arts Council for inviting me to show in this excellent space. Looking forward to the reception on April Fool’s day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

splotch monsters to invade old ox brewery!


I'm thrilled to announce a new Splotch Monster art exhibit starting this March at the Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Virginia! The official artist reception will be from 7-9pm, on Friday, April 1 at Old Ox. A huge thanks goes out to Jill Evans-Kavaldjian and the Loudoun Arts Council, as well as to the good folks at Old Ox for inviting me to show my work. I'm really looking forward to this!

Monday, February 15, 2016

splotch monster island 2016 update


Happy belated new year from the Isle of Splotch. The chief Splotch Monster-maker had taken a nice little hiatus from the digital realm, but the Splotch Monster-making continued onward. The photo above is just a snippet of some of the abundant creativity from last month's Splotch Monster-making workshop at Art Enables in Washington, DC. This was the third Splotch Monster-making workshop I held at AE, for the third year in a row, and as always, we had an excellent time. 

Currently, my creative energies have been focused on a very important and somewhat time-consuming art project due in March, however there is also something good brewing for Splotch Monster Island in March as well, in the form of an art exhibit. Stay tuned, as I'll be posting more to come very soon!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

inktober, day 31


How fun it was to revisit my India Ink Splotch Monster series from a few years back, to post as part of Inktober 2015. I know the whole idea of Inktober is to create something new each day, which I plan on doing in 2016, however, I believe a little self-retrospective was in store first and foremost, in order to move forward again. So many from this series have sold at several art exhibits throughout the area in the last few years, including Leesburg, Virginia, Washington, DC, and Frederick, Maryland, and some were even exhibited at a big show in Greece not too long ago. I definitely plan on putting together a good, quality, comprehensive book, compiling this series, and more in the near future. Speaking of near future (and Frederick, MD, for that matter), I'll be part of a series of workshops in conjunction with the Arc of Frederick County, on Sunday, November 15, from 1-4pm. Details are still in the works, but stay tuned to the site for more info soon. In the meantime, I will be taking a self-imposed hiatus from all social media beginning November 1st, 2015. I'm not sure for how long it will be, but I will be back on board, eventually, in the coming new year. As much as I love posting and seeing what's going on on Blogger, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, etc, I'm looking forward to clearing my mind and opening up more time and (mental) space in my own personal life. Until then, feel free to browse the blog and have a good look around. Peace!

Friday, October 30, 2015

inktober day 20 -30

Where'd this month go? Seems I've fallen behind on the Inktober postings here at the Blogger blog, but not to worry. I'll just dump them all onto one big post. Thirty down, one to go!












Monday, October 19, 2015

inktober, day 19


Just a heads up - this coming Friday night, I’ll be hosting a Splotch Monster-making workshop at the Round Hill Arts Center from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. You can find more details HERE. #SplotchMonsters #splotchmonsterisland #art #drawing #drawings #IndiaInk #Inktober2015 #Inktober