Monday, 31 August 2009

Altered, Image #10

Mary Jane Kelly's Hand
Charcoal, chalk on UART paper
Another image from my ongoing series "Altered".
I drew this because a few of Jack the Ripper's
victim's were found with their left hand draped over their bodies
(depending on how many victim's you think there are.)

It may be a coincidence that they were left that way
or it maybe a consequence of his m.o.

To learn more about "Altered" go here: ALTERED

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Art Exhibitions I'm Participating In

I've been accepted into the CT Pastel Society Renaissance In Pastel Art Exhibition. For more info:

Also, I've been accepted into the 2nd Annual National Juried Appalachian Art Exhibition. For more info. go to:

I've also had three works accepted into the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA.

The Hampton Fine Art Gallery and I would like to invite everyone to the OPENING RECEPTION of THE 3RD ANNUAL LOCALS EXHIBITION SATURDAY, AUGUST 29 4-7PM, GREENSBORO, GA. For more information go to or call 706-454-2161.

And lastly, I' m in the "Doggy Doodles" Show in Madison, GA.

Sunday, 23 August 2009


Figure Study I
Pastel, charcoal on UART paper

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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Preview Altered

This is a series of illustrations that I am creating, working name “Altered”. It is based on the Jack the Ripper murders in Whitechapel. I’ve been fascinated with the murders in London attributed to Jack the Ripper since I was a kid. I do not wish to degrade or ill-use the ladies who were murdered; I think they have been exploited enough. My aim is to describe the living condition’s of the East Enders in London in that particular era, to understand the desperation of the people and the ladies who were to become victimized by Jack the Ripper and subsequently by gawkers, hawkers and entrepreneurs. And mostly, like all of us Ripperologist (people who study the crimes of Jack the Ripper), to ask the question by means of creating my images, what sort of person would do such a thing? “Profiling is nothing more than an opinion of the individual preparing the profile; It’s not a science, it’s an Art.”, FBI Profiler Roy Hazelwood, Jack the Ripper documentary.
Oil on linen on board

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Altered, Image #9

Pastel, charcoal, chalk on primed mat board with digital collage

Chamber Street, February 13, 1891.

Monday, 17 August 2009

Altered, Image #8

Chamber Street going towards Swallow Gardens under the railroad arch. Frances Coles' last moments.

Pastel, charcoal, chalk on primed mat board with digital collage.

My paintings included in another Art Book, "Meditations on the Modern Nude"

My paintings have been included in another Art Book,
"Meditations on the Modern Nude".

For a review and to purchase a copy go here:

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Altered, Image #7

29 Hanbury Street where Annie Chapman was murdered.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Evolution of a painting

Work in progress, "Gossip" (updated 8/20/09)
Oil on linen on board

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Altered, Image #6

Altered, Image #6
Swallow Gardens where Frances Coles was murdered Feb. 13, 1891. She may have been a Jack the Ripper victim.
Halo Effect
Pastel on UART paper
Another painting from from my "Working Class" series.

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Shakespeare Design

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, 1 August 2009