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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Denver Chalk Art Festival, 2016

The weather could not have been better this year in Denver.  Boy did we all deserve it after last year!
I challenged myself and created an original composition and then drew it in a stretched perspective.
I was really happy with how this one turned out!

Thank you "micaelaa12" for the awesome Instagram video!

Chapman University, 2016

I had the privilege of visiting Chapman University as an invited chalk artist for their annual family open house and arts day.  I was so happy when they wanted me to recreate one of my favorite pieces. The Angel detail from DaVinci's "Virgin of the Rocks, II".
 I will never tire of this beautiful angel! (completed image, 6'x6')

Sarasota, Florida Novermber 2015

The stars aligned and I was finally able to make my first appearance at the Sarasota chalk festival, with the theme "Eat, Drink and Be Merry"
I chose to recreate a pinup in a stretched perspective.   It was a fun festival with the opportunity to meet some incredible artists from around the world.

Provo, Utah September 2015

For Provo's festival at the Shoppes at Riverwoods, the theme for 2015 was "From Sea to Shining Sea".  I used photoshop and put together a composition representing "America the Beatutiful" in the center figure, and then depictions of our east and west coast with girls sitting on either side each with a paper boat (far apart, yet still the same).  All under the protection of a strong and beautiful bald eagle.  It was fun coming up with an original piece using the symbolism from the theme.

Denver, June 2015

This was a tough year for the Denver Chalk Art Festival.  The weather was not very cooperative... I had to start over three times!

I was given permission by the incredible artist Melanie Delon to create a chalk rendition of her original "Elixir".

I drew her in a stretched perspective so that she would look more "normal" from the base of the piece... less skewed for the viewer and therefore better pictures with your phone!

Thank you OneJDesigns for the interview pic!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Downtown Disney and the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana!

I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of two very unique events in 2014.

The first was to demonstrate works by Leonardo da Vinci for the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.  They were hosting a traveling exhibit on the artist, and I created one of his Angels (detail from the "Virgin of the Rocks, II") in their parking lot for the exhibit's opening night, and a reproduction of his "Lady with an Ermine" in their back courtyard during the exhibit.

I was also asked to be part of a fantastic team chalking Disney themed art at Downtown Disney in Anaheim!  I did a 1 day 4'x6' piece inspired by Keira Knightly's character in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie series.  This fun event was held simultaneously at Disneyland in Anaheim, and Disney World in Orlando!  The multi-site event was coordinated by the incredibly talented Julie Kirk Purcell.