I am a writer and visual artist specializing in children's books and adult fiction. I show my visual art regularly and make my living as full time artist. Sketching and drawing are a crucial part of my job.
I specialize in book design, cartooning, illustration, painting, pencil drawing, phtography, publishing, storyboards, writing.
This pen and ink drawing is in a poetry book.
Did this doodle while working at my vendor's booth at the local Country Market.
A representative of the United Nations came so speak at Lakehead University years ago and I did this drawing of him.
This is a section of a very large drawing. The entire drawing was a massive doodle that could be used in a children's book one day.
Rapidograph Pens used to create this image with lots of crosshatching. Drawn from my head.
An image for an upcoming poetry book, using lots of crosshatching with Rapidograph pens.
Steve is a musician and head sound engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. I drew him after visiting, trying to capture a bit o the otherworldliness of his music.
Illustration for a poem in a book called Tettrennial Drift.
This was inspired by driftwood and a bit of a fantasy landscape Idea.
A fun pen and ink piece. I love working with pathways, routes and places that might take your imagination away.
Another little practice run - drawings from my head with no sketching beforehand. A bit risky, but results can astonish.
An oil portrait painting of fellow I knew in Victoria, B.C.
A sketch of a friend.
A wonderful model I had two years ago brought the most amazing dresses. This was rather a plain one, but very elegant.
A Rapidograph inked portrait of a friend, from a photo.
This is a little collage (did you know Maxfield Parrish invented collage, not Picasso?) of a characters from one of my children's books. I wondered if this would inspire a book. Not yet.
A portrait of a friend.
This is an image I used for a poetry book.
I love doing pen work. Might do an entire children's book in this style. Maybe faded colours.
An automatic drawing, everything is out of my head with only the briefest idea of a story line. I played around with shapes and lines and shading to see what affect would result. It was fun, but time consuming.