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Death Valley Brochure Art Complete!

By |June 25th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

After a year of traveling, planning and painting the final work is done! This was a commissioned oil painting for the U.S. National Park Service for Death Valley National Park (see previous posts for some of the process involved!). The primary use of the artwork is for the Death Valley National Park brochure, which will be … Continued

New dino art and Valentine Cards

By |January 17th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Here is my first shot at drawing a velociraptor, something I have been wanting to do for awhile. Of course I had to make it feathered as new discoveries have made the typical “Jurassic Park versions” of these creatures inaccurate. From Wikipedia: “In September 2007, researchers found quill knobs on the forearm of a Velociraptor found in … Continued

Copperhead Album Art for the Tender Fruit

By |January 12th, 2015|Syndicated Content|

Congratulations to The Tender Fruit on making number 1 on the “Best Albums of 2014″ in the Indy Week! http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-triangles-25-best-albums-of-2014/Content?oid=4312194   Check out the full album here: http://thetenderfruit.bandcamp.com/album/the-darkness-comes   The copperhead snake on the cover is one of my pen and ink creations. It has been amazing to help contribute art to such a beautiful album! I … Continued

Spread for Montana Outdoors Magazine

By |November 4th, 2014|Syndicated Content|

I recently finished an illustration to accompany an article in “Montana Outdoors” magazine and what a fun project! Painted in acrylic, the image shows how an elk decomposes over time. It was a challenge to fit in all of these scavengers and show every stage of decomposition in one painting. Read the online article here:http://fwp.mt.gov/mtoutdoors/pdf/2014/Decomposition.pdf

Ancient bird artwork featured on the national news

By |July 8th, 2014|Syndicated Content|

http://www.newsweek.com/rewriting-our-planets-histories-and-mysteries-biggest-bird-ever-flew-257620 A variety of news outlets have picked up the story originally published on July 7, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences authored by paleontologist Daniel Ksepka. It features a fossil discovery, which is thought to be one of the largest birds to ever have lived and since named Pelagornis sandersi. We started this project a … Continued

First sketch of the Death Valley Project

By |June 12th, 2014|Syndicated Content|

The Death Valley project has reached its first milestone! I thought I would share a description of my process to arrive at the first sketch, which has now been delivered to the park. When I flew out to Death Valley National Park this past March, along with giving me a guided tour, the staff gave me the … Continued

Death Valley National Park – Site Visit

By |May 1st, 2014|Syndicated Content|

I had a wonderful time touring Death Valley National Park! It was a beautiful time of year to go (mid April) where it is not too hot yet and the wildflowers are out in their full glory. It is always amazing to go out into the desert, which is on the surface devoid of life, … Continued

Selected to create Death Valley National Park brochure art!

By |March 13th, 2014|Syndicated Content|

OXHIP Studio was recently selected to create the new brochure art for Death Valley National Park! It was a tough selection process from a nationwide pool of talented artists and I feel very grateful to have been chosen. I will be flying out next week to tour the park, get feedback from park staff and photograph the … Continued

Sketching from Life – Nandina Plant

By |January 13th, 2014|Syndicated Content|

Here is a little challenge I gave to myself last week, a two-hour study of a Nandina plant. These bushes have color that just pops in the gray winter landscape. I love how the deep reds in the leaves fades to green, and the bright berries are great to put in wreaths and other holiday … Continued

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