Interview with Alexander Edwards<br>Congressional Gold Medal Recipient

Interview with Alexander Edwards
Congressional Gold Medal Recipient

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Interview with Alexander Edwards, December 2nd, 2014 (22 minutes 11 seconds) See press reports in the Washington Post, Honoring the heroic ‘Montford Pointers,’ the African American Marines the corps didn’t want, and on the 6WECT station, Montford Point Marines to be honored with memorial Friday. Alexander Edwards: An America Hero and Friend of Lindy Hop […]

SEMA 2014<br>Live iPad Portraits at World’s Largest Hot Rod Car Show!

SEMA 2014
Live iPad Portraits at World’s Largest Hot Rod Car Show!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Live painting at SEMA 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, November 4th – 7th, 2014 SEMA 2014 – Portraits of Legends SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, the main trade organization of the car customization industry, organizes the world’s largest custom car and hot rod trade show in the world in Las Vegas each year. It […]

Silicon Valley Series<br>at the San Jose Marriott

Silicon Valley Series
at the San Jose Marriott

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Silicon Valley Series San Jose Marriott Ballroom Pre-function Area (on the Mezzanine Level) 301 S Market Street (cross street is W San Carlos Street, next to the San Jose Convention Center) San Jose, CA 95113 Permanent installation of a series of eight custom-made site-specific artworks on the topic of Silicon Valley. Each artwork is […]

Live Painting at Nuit Blanche<br>Toronto 2014

Live Painting at Nuit Blanche
Toronto 2014

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Live painting at the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto, October 4th, 2014 The Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is an annual all night arts festival (7pm – 7am!) that attracts over one million attendees. Art installations of all kinds pop up for one night throughout downtown Toronto. I was invited to perform live digital painting by Nuit Blanche […]

Inspired by Hockney

Inspired by Hockney

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Performing live iPad portrait sketching at the opening (October 25th, 2013) of the historic and epic “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition”, the largest exhibition ever at the de Young Museum, and the biggest exhibition of Hockney’s art in the United States since 2005. (Photo: Stephen Somerstein) The two iPad drawings shown above were inspired David […]

Early iPad Drawings

Early iPad Drawings

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The iPad artworks shown on this page represent some of my earliest iPad drawings. They were created directly from life on an iPad without use of photography between 2010 and 2012. With the exception of the Amsterdam portrait, they are all made using a Nomad Brush. I use the long bristle option, which can be purchased […]

Paintings from Cirque du Soleil TOTEM San Francisco, 2011

Paintings from Cirque du Soleil TOTEM San Francisco, 2011

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The paintings you see below were created as part of my digital painting performances (56 in total) in the Tapis Rouge VIP tent at the Cirque du Soleil’s “Totem” show in San Francisco, October – December, 2011. At the bottom of this page are a few examples of drawings I made of some of the […]

Large Heart on Union Square, San Francisco, 2011

Large Heart on Union Square, San Francisco, 2011

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments

  Pigment ink, acrylic gel medium, acrylic paint, metal leaf, Giants World Series ticket and spar varnish on canvas over a fibre glass structure with steel support and base. Large Heart commissioned by the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation and purchased by VISA. Was located at the Geary/Powell corner of Union Square, San Francisco, from […]

iPad Sketching in Amsterdam

iPad Sketching in Amsterdam

Posted by on Aug 9, 2010 in Uncategorized | No Comments

This video shows the creation of a portrait sketch I made of one of my students who attended my Painter workshop in Amsterdam in 2010. This was one of my earliest iPad sketches. As you’ll see, I used my finger to paint. Video length: 5 minutes 38 seconds