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Cover Artwork for “His Girl Friday”, Starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell

I have long admired the folks at The Criterion Collection, a film distribution company that specializes in restoring and re-releasing important classic and contemporary films targeted at film aficionados. They have also received lots of praise over the years for their first-class and … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

The first season of Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” premieres tonight on Netflix, and I can’t wait! Morgan wrote the film “The Queen” and the play “The Audience” – both featuring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and I loved both! … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Hedcuts of Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks’ new movie “Sully” opened this past weekend to pretty good reviews. I rarely get the opportunity to create portraits of celebrities for the Wall Street Journal anymore, but drawing Hanks with Airline Pilot Chesley Sullenberger’s recognizably bright white … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Last year, I was commissioned by the Smithsonian Museum of American History to create a series of portraits for their new permanent exhibit, “American Enterprise”. A sampling of these drawings is featured above. American Enterprise chronicles the tumultuous interaction of … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

Back in the late nineties, when times were a bit lean for many of us illustrators, I spent some of my “free” time beefing up my portfolio with new images – hoping to broaden my range a bit. Although I … Continue reading

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Watercolor Portrait of Eurythmics – Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart

Back in 1985, I was commissioned by Rolling Stone Magazine to create a watercolor portrait of Eurythmics – Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart. Their fifth studio album, “Be Yourself Tonight,” was released that year to great reviews and popularity. I … Continue reading

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Portrait of Martine Rothblatt

I see that Martine Rothblatt adorns the cover of the newest issue of New York Magazine. I realize that she’s not quite a household name – yet – but she’s pretty darn fascinating and this profile is a great read. … Continue reading

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World Cup Final

The 2014 World Cup has finally come to an end, so congrats to Germany! Let’s all exhale collectively now that it’s over, and turn our attentions back to what’s really important…my illustration work. Back in 1993, I created a series … Continue reading

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Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Michael J. Fox

“The Michael J. Fox Show” premieres tomorrow night on NBC. Guess I’ll have to record it…Thursday is my bowling night! Twenty-five years ago, I was commissioned to create a portrait of Fox for Universal Studios. I honestly don’t recall what … Continue reading

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My Two WSJ Hedcuts of Forest Whitaker

I saw the film, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey this past weekend and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would (the previews made me roll my eyes a bit, particularly when I … Continue reading

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