PAINTINGS:

Nora
Nora

Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model. Background based on model's tattoos. Part 1/3 of series.

Sand and Seaweed
Sand and Seaweed

Taken from a photo on the beaches of Santa Cruz, California. Dimensions: Approximately 16x20

Kaden
Kaden

23.5 x 17.5 inches, acrylic on paper Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC. This portrait based on a photograph the subject took of themselves shows their tattoos as symbols of the person’s identity and experiences. Although this piece relates the struggle of being trans, it also is about the subject’s own recent reflections in the death of his mother. The term “yea yea yea” seen in the background was a saying the subject’s mother often exclaimed.

Cassandra
Cassandra

22 x 13.5 inches, acrylic on paper Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC. This portrait based on a photograph the subject took of themselves shows their tattoos as symbols of the person’s identity and experiences. These two portrait pieces (6 and 7) are meant to evoke a sense of relatability and empathy, not just in the case of trans people, but as people having interests, tragedies, and experiences similar to our own.

Miss Pink in Green
Miss Pink in Green

11x15 inches, acrylic on paper

Faerie with Lilies
Faerie with Lilies
Celestial Deer
Celestial Deer
Keep Your Distance
Keep Your Distance
Smile Like You Mean It
Smile Like You Mean It
Big Fish
Big Fish
Crab
Crab
Woman with Succulents
Woman with Succulents
Black and White Study
Black and White Study

Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.

Black and White Study
Black and White Study

Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.

Study in Blue
Study in Blue

Acrylic on watercolor paper. Nude model.

King of Limbs
King of Limbs
Canyon
Canyon

Acrylic paint on 16x20 canvas.

Jordan
Jordan

Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC. This piece shows a moment that the subject associated as the culmination of mental and emotional strain or upheaval relating to his parent’s divorce and the family’s eviction. He stares at the stars late in the night on the Stevenson steps.

Miguel
Miguel

Part of the series meant for the UCSC Irwin Scholarship Show. This painting is based on an interview with the subject in which he related his most difficult experience as being when his dad was separated from the family due to monetary concerns.

Vanesa
Vanesa

Exhibited in the 2017 Irwin Scholarship Show at UCSC. This work is based on a photograph of the subject with her family.

Yorke: The Scream
Yorke: The Scream

Pastels on pastel paper; a take on the classic "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.

Hop
Hop

Acrylic on watercolor paper. From personal salt and pepper shaker collection in series of studies.

Sale and Pepe
Sale and Pepe

Acrylic on watercolor paper. From personal salt and pepper shaker collection in series of studies.

Hoot
Hoot

Acrylic on watercolor paper. From personal salt and pepper shaker collection in series of studies.

Cacti
Cacti

Acrylic on watercolor paper. From personal salt and pepper shaker collection in series of studies.

Goya_ Saturn Devouring his Children
Goya_ Saturn Devouring his Children

Study of Goya's "Saturn Devouring his Children" from the Black Paintings. Done in black and white; red.

Two Otters
Two Otters

Oil pastels on paper, scratched.

Draw Me Please
Draw Me Please

Pen and ink and acrylic paint on paper.

Rotten to the Core
Rotten to the Core

Pastels on pastel paper; an image of Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols.

Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace

Pen and ink and watercolor paint on watercolor paper. The beginnings of a poster for a high school production of "Arsenic and Old Lace".