My favorite way to work is to sit down over a hot drink and talk a little about what aspects of my art catch your eye, then what other things interest you, and come up with some ideas and themes. From there I go home and sketch and think and sketch some more and when I have something or things I like, I send off photos from my notebook. Maybe its rough ideas, or sketches done around a layout, but a view into my process and a chance to approve of the direction things are going or say “lets try something else”. Once we have a solid sketch that you have approved I will continue on to the final cut. Then its mounted and framed and delivered. Unless I have some other major commitment, the process should be completed in about a month. Prices vary by size, but I try to keep them accessible as I would rather do a commission piece than a blind transaction through a gallery if given my choice. Working together to create something and getting to see the path that leads to the final piece makes for a richer experience and more personal artwork.
This process can be used to collaborate on all manner of art beyond framed pieces. Lately ive worked on images for t-shirts, business logos, weddings invites and kettubah, website graphics, and personal gifts for a wide range of individuals and groups. I love to get art out in new ways and into new places, so dont hesitate to pose a crazy idea. Lately, I have also been translating paper my papercut artwork into laser-cut steel pieces for large scale outdoor applications such as privacy screens, gates, and artful signage.
Some recent commission clients include: Altai Skis,The Felicity Ann Boat Project, The Pine Hearts, IVARS, San Juan County Dept. of Emergency Management, One Simple Question (film), The Center for Wooden Boats, Rainshadow Running, Turner Farm, V Smiley Preserves, and Edible Seattle, Methow Arts, Twispworks, Johnston Architects, The Cascades Wolverine Project, and more.
I also love teaching classes and workshops and often do presentations about my own artistic process. Recent educational programs I work with include; Methow Arts, Islandwood, Cedarroot Folk School, Centrum, and the Northwest Maritime Center.
To contact me regarding a piece of artwork or a commission project send me an email, or use the easy form below.