NYT Lives over the past couple of months

I realized that I haven't been posting a ton of The New York Times illustrations that I do for their Lives article every week for a couple of months, so I'm posting a bunch of them below.

These paintings are never more than 2" x 2" in size, so it's always funny to see them blown up this big on their website and my blog.  I like seeing all those little flaws that you can't really see in the tiny original painting.

A couple month's worth of Real Simple illustration

As I mentioned in a recent post, I've been doing a monthly job with Real Simple Magazine.  It's for their 'Things Cooks Know' section, and the illustrations have been a lot of fun to do.  If you may have noticed on my site; I love doing food illustrations.  Like, a lot.

Below I'm attaching the illustrations I did for both the January and February issues of the magazine.

Gold List 2015

Back in December I was asked to create a set of illustrations for Condé Nast Traveler's Gold List 2015.  It was recently published, so I thought I'd share the illustrations with you here.

I've had a couple of assignments with the magazine, and they've become a favourite client to work with.  I'm always happy with the way my illustrations look in print in their magazine, and the assignments are always a lot of fun to do.  Also, their logo just went through a redesign for this issue after 27 years of the previous design, (and the new one looks pretty fantastic!).

Happy 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope everyone had a nice holiday break as well!

After a move and brief holiday hiatus, I'm getting back in to the rhythm of work again.  It doesn't feel like it's been long, but I've been pretty absent from this blog lately.  Time to play catchup!

Starting at the beginning of December, I started packing up my old place for a move. As I've mentioned in the past, my studio is located in the same place as my living space.  As much as I loved my old studio space, this new one is even better.  I now have a beautiful big window pouring natural light in to the room, (something that my last studio severely lacked).  It's just the right amount of space, or will be once I've properly organized things.  I can't wait to share photos when I'm settled right in.

Amongst a pile of boxes, I've managed to do a handful of jobs since the move.  I usually have a difficult time settling in to a new workspace; creature of habit, I guess.  But adapting to this new space has been an easy transition.

I've been planning an upcoming studio sale, (finally!), and I'll update the blog with details and an invite when things are solidified.

Below is an illustration that I did leading up to the holidays for The New York Times Magazine.  It was a great story, and deserves a read, so I'll attach a link here.

New web shop, online!

I've finally gotten my web shop up and running, and just in time for the holidays!  You can find it above, under 'available'.

It's that time of year again; I'm putting my prints available on sale through December.  If you order in the next couple of weeks, you'll get a 10% discount, and your print should arrive in plenty of time for the holidays.

I also updated a few different sections of my website yesterday; I've added new work to portraits, spot illustrations, nyt lives and food.

Happy December, everyone!

Things Cooks Know

I've gotten a new monthly job illustrating for Real Simple Magazine.  There is a section included in the magazine called 'Things Cooks Know', which is full of useful instructions and tips for home cooking.  

I'll be illustrating a set of spot illustrations each month to go along with this section of the magazine.  Below are the first set of illustrations I've done for this series, (including preserved lemons, the different ways to cut scones and how to make tortillas for enchiladas).