Sunday, July 31, 2016

Check out my new Instagram feed!

Check out my link to Instagram! I have been posting new artwork there like these ink brush drawings below.


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My new studio space in Portland, Oregon!

I love this place. I'm part of this co-op working artist studio in NW Portland near the Pearl District. There are 10 awesome artists here who rent spaces as well. If you want to view my artwork and get a tour let me know, I'd be happy to meet up!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Process of Illustration- for the Cherry Tree Story

I finished this project long ago and never posted it! So continued from the previous thumbnail post.... I drew up this image and revised it a few times after requests from the author, here is #1,

below is #2,
  then I did a value study to figure out the lighting and 2 color studies in Adobe Photoshop.

      The client wanted the colors in the #1 study to be more vibrant and she asked me to work on the rabbits expression so I created color study #2 below!

Once the client was happy with the rabbit, colors and vibrancy of the scene I was ready to start the final on watercolor paper. I blew up my drawing to size, traced it on the 300lb paper with pencil on my light table.

After lots of hours of painting  in watercolors I finished! Here it is! Best of all my author client loved it :)

 here it is tiny 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cherry Tree Story Sketches

New painting sketches in the works! I'm creating one sample illustration for another children's book project!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Color of Woman Painting Workshop

"Finding Strength in Mother Nature" finished painting above and before in the process of adding layers below.

I really enjoyed spending a few days painting with acrylics on canvas! This painting was created through following a "Color of Woman "online class. Its about intentional creativity, a process of painting that offers you a healing experience. My Mom, Cindy Taylor Clark is a very talented artist and she has been studying these techniques for over a year now and is teaching her own workshops now in Maine. These classes are designed so people with no painting experience and professional artists can enjoy and benefit from the workshop experience.

Below is her painting "Dreaming the Muse" and more info on her upcoming class Feb 15, 2014  check out her website for current classes and goodies being offered  here ....

By Cindy Taylor Clark
Dreaming with Muse
Sat. Feb. 15th
Peace Love & Light Center 
Bidderford, Maine
  What is your Heart's Calling
       for 2014?
 Let your Wise Inner Muse 
lead the way 
in this full day workshop 
          to dream through the portal             
               of the canvas.                 
 The 13 step process will guide you
  into the unknown territory of deep
 questioning where magic happens.
full day 9 am - 4:30 pm  in a community space near you
contact Cindy for bookings

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spring Sketches!

Drew thumbnail sketches of  "Spring " in different compositions for the first page of a children's book about the the four seasons.
I have been spending time with my family in Maine this winter and it's been so COLD and snowy! I'm definitely looking forwards to spring! 

Grizzly Bear Tee shirt Design!

This is an updated image of a fun tee design I'm working on for Fairweather Prints in Sitka, Alaska.
Check out other designs and order hand printed tees online at