Friday, February 27, 2009


Finally, I ended up breaking down and buy a decent easel! The easel I have been using is very rickety and can't even hold most of the paintings I have been working. This is the real deal. No more painting on the floor for me! :)
Tonight is going to be a night in. I will be painting my "arse" off and staying warm. 

I am heading to Ireland in TWO WEEKS!!! Yes, I am a bit excited. I should probably start planning the trip. Ahhh, to hell with that I have my ticket and that's all the planning I really need.

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Painted Town

If you're like me you like to listen to good music and wet your pallet. I can help you with that first one check out There you can listen to a new drinking song each day until St. Patty's Day.

My brother (Brian) and I recorded a song a few weeks ago. This song "Painted Town" will be playing on the 28th of February!
This is a song about how the Irish were building all these houses and they had painted the doors all the same color. Now, what happened was the Irishman would go to the local pub and as they tried to stumble home they wouldn't know what house to go into. Story has it that the famous write George Moore painted his door Green so that another writer Oliver St. John Gogarty wouldn't stumble into the wrong place. Needless to say everyone else followed suit.
For this song "Painted Town" we spruced it up a bit and made the tale a lot more interesting.
This will be the last track of the month before we make our run towards the bar(s). [You will have to let me know what you think of the song.]

I will be celebrating St. Patty's in Ireland! This is sure to be a blast and I will be drinking plenty of the black stuff. mmm... I can already taste it. :)

What do you have planned for the 17th of March or that weekend? I would love to hear what you have planned.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Cafe Baskets USA

For the few weeks I have been working on a logo for a company called Cafe Baskets USA.
After a few revisions I was able to finalize the logo for Ilene (owner of Cafe Baskets USA). The logo came out really well and it is all vector based art! I am thinking about submitting some of the vector objects to This a great site to get some vector images or objects in a pinch.

Let me know what you think of my logo and if you need a gift for a relative or friend I definitely recommend buy one of Ilene's Baskets!

In non-related news, I will be leaving for Ireland in 16 days!!!! :) I can hardly contain the excitement! I can't wait to get over to the motherland. I will take plenty of pictures and will be sure to post them when I return.

Do any of you have any big travel plans this summer? Definitely let me know if you have a chance.


Friday, February 20, 2009

New Art

This is actually something I created toward the end of 2008 in my spare time.

This is one of the characters from my "Invasion" series. I hope to have some more art for you soon. I have 2 to 3 more pieces of the Invasion series that I would like to upload next week.

Hopefully I can upload some art to my web site as well. This blog thing is just so much easier!

Let me know what you think.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Painting, Ireland and a little more Painting

Alright, as usual it has been a while since my last post. There is good reason for that, I have been working on several projects (painting, designing a few logos, painting, hanging out the my love, trying to relax/sleep when I can, upload new art and update my web site and  what consumes most of my day job)!
Few! Did I miss anything? I probably did but let's move forward. 

You might be wondering why there is a pint of Guinness to the left. or You might be excited that there is a print over there. Are you as thirsty as I am? Well, go grab a pint and check out my buddy Jim's site for a new drinking song each day!

Now, the reason I have posted a pint of Guinness is because....
I am headed to Ireland on March 11th!!!!! And you better believe I am heading to the Guinness brewery for a fresh pint! 

As I have been counting down the days a lot of freakish things have been happening with planes and how they have not really wanted to fly properly. Well, all I can say is that I hope I have the pilot who landed in the Hudson (just incase)...Knock on some wood for me. I am heading over there for a week with my two brothers and it is sure to be a blast. We are pretty much covering the entire country in a week (speed tour) guided by Chevy Chase from European Vacation. We will be landing in Dublin, busing it to Galway for a couple days, heading down to Cork and then finishing the trip off for a few pints in Dublin and celebrating St. Patty's Day!!! This is sure to be an amazing and much needed vacation. Although I don't think there will be too much relaxing.

Once I am back in the states I will definitely upload a few shots and some edited stories. ;)
I will then be getting ready to hang some of my art (10 paintings of my choice) in a restaurant down in Hudson, NH. I will post some more information about this as the day moves closer. If you have any suggestions as to what paintings or drawings I hang in the restaurant, please do let me know.

That's all I have for now. 


Friday, February 6, 2009

"Beneath The Skin"

Self-Portrait- "Beneath The Skin"

I try to do a self-portrait every 2 years or so. I would like to do one ever year but, I can never seem to get around to doing it.

Anyways, here is my last self-portrait and I have titled it "Beneath The Skin".

This is my third self-portrait (1st drawing). The other two were paintings. I feel this drawing starts to unveil another side of me that nobody gets to see. I am uncovering new layers as  I grow as an artist. This is another step in the right direction. 

How does this make you feel? What do you think of this drawing? Let me know when you have a chance.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bunch of Losers

"Even the losers... get lucky sometime!"

Words to live by? Potentially, if you have a low self-esteem.

 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers released this track in 1979, off the "Damn The Torpedoes" album.

1979 was it a good year? Wouldn't know I was born in 1982 and let me tell you I live in the Present.  Screw the past and everything that's there ....even those losers! :)

Okay, new topic.... Tom Petty and The "Heartbreakers", how many hearts were they really breaking?

Correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't Tom Brady ( I mean Petty) doing all the Heart breaking??

Who was even in that band besides Petty? Don't get me wrong, I think what they are doing is great. "Yeah, you go Tom Petty and you sing those songs". "It doesn't even matter whose in your band". The record company isn't really helping there cause by blurring out there faces.

I did happen to see them live down in Massachusetts and it was a great  show! They rocked the stage just like they always do. I highly recommend you check Tom Petty and the "other guys" out. You won't be disappointed.


P.S.- Sorry "other guys".