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WSJ Hedcut Portraits of Dwayne Johnson and Johnny Depp

A couple of heavily promoted blockbuster-hopefuls opened over the Memorial Day weekend: Baywatch and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Frankly, I have zero interest in seeing either one of ’em, but I suspect they’ll both be … Continue reading

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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 and Ink Stipple Portrait of Amy Adams

This past week I’ve noticed that people in my life are posting lots of pictures and videos of cute puppies and kittens – in an effort to get our minds off the election results. Anything to bring a much needed … 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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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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My WSJ Portrait of Peter Dinklage

Okay, at the risk of alienating some of my friends and family – not to mention readers of this blog – I will admit that I don’t watch “Game of Thrones”. I’ve never even paid attention to its commercials or … Continue reading

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Wall Street Journal Hedcuts of Philip Seymour Hoffman

My most recent posting commemorated the life and career of Actor, Peter O’Toole who died in mid-December. I wish I weren’t in the position to repeat myself here, but another wonderful actor has died…one that I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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My Wall Street Journal Hedcut of Peter O’Toole

I was very sorry to hear of Peter O’Toole’s passing on Sunday. I always thought he was a pretty fun and surprising actor. Lawrence of Arabia – probably his most celebrated film – was a bit before my time. I’d … 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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