Mural at The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex

The mural at The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Complex in Atlantic City, NJ is the largest I’ve ever painted. It is approximately sixty feet long and ten feet high. Due to its dimensions, photographing the piece was particularly difficult.

This is my second mural in conjunction with Stockton’s Center for Community Schools. The mural was made possible by the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, the Noyes Museum of Art, Lowe’s, and the Atlantic County Board of Education. Special thanks to the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey for aiding in the research process. The mural depicts Black history of Atlantic City. Sarah Spencer Washington, Jacob Lawrence, Art Dorrington, Johanna Leseign, John Henry “Pop” Lloyd, and James Usry are some of the figures included in the work.



Detail of Sarah Spencer Washington and Pop Lloyd:

Two eighth graders assisting with painting of Ms. America and the Convention Center:

Me, working during the early stages of the mural:


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Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey

I used to be a regular at Dr. Sketchy’s Philadelphia. Since my 2009 move, I have been slacking in my duties as an art monkey. Yesterday, I attended my first Dr. Sketchy’s South Jersey. It was held at the Artist’s Consortium in Millville. Our model was the bold and beautiful Chi Chi Rodriguez. It was an honor to work with Chi Chi, as she will be competing in Atlantic City’s upcoming Miss’d America Pageant.

Five minute pose:

Ten minute pose:

Two twenty minute poses:

 

Constructive Drawing

After a week long break, I have returned to my bicycle landscape drawings. The drawing below is of a construction site on the border of Absecon and Oceanville. The vehicle is a Bobcat and I believe the house is being built by Community Construction.

This summer, I will be teaching classes at the the Noyes Museum of Art and the Hammonton Art Center. For class schedules, details, and pricing, click here. I am also hard at work helping the Mill Street Art Center get up and running.

They Are Building a Mansion Next to that Other Mansion. Ink on paper. 7″x5″.

Unframed: $75.00

Joyous Elephant

This week I discovered the Historic Village of Smithville. I fell in love with the small collection of shops and restaurants upon my first visit. Today, I ventured into an art gallery called the Artist’s Eye.

Enough babble. Here is a small drawing I made of the carousel in Smithville. The elephant’s emotion is very similar to how I feel about the quickly approaching spring. What lovely weather we’ve had lately!

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Joyous Elephant. Ink on paper. 5″x5″.

Unframed: $80.00