I’ve recently been organizing my new studio and discovering lots of old work I sort of forgot about! These were portfolio pieces from the mid- 90s: lots of drippy, yummy, inky awesomeness. It’s totally fun to see how my work has changed with the times & client demands, but these pieces have inspired me to get back to my super-loose roots! I’ve been experimenting a few times a week with what I like to call “quickies”- paintings done in less than five minutes, including drying time. It’s been an exciting addition to my regular work & I’ll be posting them here & on my facebook page for you guys to check out! xo
Archive for April, 2012
I painted this gothy beauty a few weeks ago, but I finally have some time to update my (sadly neglected) blog! I’ve been a huge fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race since day one. The queens on that show are deeply inspiring, exciting and make me smile. You may remember one of my favorite gals from last year- Manila Luzon. Love her!
This year’s favorite is a sassy little freak named Sharon Needles. I’ve been rooting for her to win since the second I laid eyes on her. Totally original, smart and fun. I’ve never seen such a rad, punk rock queen like Sharon, so I obviously *had* to paint her! Shantay, she stays! xoxo
I was contacted by the lovely & talented Birdee Bow in early March (I know, I know…how behind on updating am I?!?) asking if I’d be up for doing an interview for her blog, Birdee And The Beat. From the look and content of it, as well as her cool casualness, of course I said yes.
And I was quite happy I did- she asked me some really fun and different questions, and I think it came out great! You can check out the interview & some new pix here! Thanks, Birdee! xo
She came by my studio at my personal prime-time: 8am (Yay for Early Birds!) and spent a few hours taking pix of me working from all sorts of angles. We chatted about work, travel, Brooklyn and all sorts of fun stuff. I normally hate being disturbed while I’m painting, but Hilary’s a total pro who made it easy for me to work while she was.
Anyway, check out the Daily Brooklyn post for fun studio shots of what I do almost every day. Love my job & love meeting like-minded artistic Brooklynites! xo
I first remember seeing Jean Paul Gaultier in Details magazine sometime in the mid-80s. I fell in love with his look & designs. This was the fantastic and better Details of NYC art & fashion- not the men’s mag it changed into long ago. Anyhow, Gaultier has rocked my senses since I was a teen, so I felt like painting this look from the recent Fall collection- it’s something I’d wear from head to platformed-toe. It’s so neat to think about what caught my eye then and how it still inspires me now. Go Go Gaultier! xo