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Nov 9, 2011

My deepest apologies

I'm extremely sorry for my lack of social outgoing, not returning phone calls, texts, and even falling through on plans. I've been so over-the-top busy lately-almost to the point where I  feel like my head is going to explode. I'm working full-time with a photographer during the "9 to 5" then return-home try  to get a quick bite to eat- then  go to my studio for the next 7or9 hours.

This apology goes out to my friends and family, my fellow NHIA grads, and the few of you who actually view this blog. I deeply apologize that I have been so disconnected, and  if you  get the impression that I am uninterested  in the goings-on of your life's. I do care.

I'm sorry for my complete and under lack of posts on this and  my  Bloodsells Account. I only hope that what Ian has the time to post is satisfying your needs for now.
I promise you this will change when my portfolio is completed and I know what  school  I shall be attending for my masters. If I haven't told you, or you haven't asked theses are  schools I'm applying to-in order of preferred attendance:

New York Academy of Art
Indiana University
Boston University
Tyler school of visual arts
Penn State University

 The above picture is what I have been working on,  for those of you think I'm not doing anything, you're mistaken. There are also two more  paintings I'm working on that are not in this picture-that being the other half of the  diptych of myself-first painting pictured in the bottom right-hand corner. The second is  5th  painting in my memories series(  my senior thesis project)- it's a depiction of me shaking my head and  gesturing to  pay forward- i am also  wearing a purple sweater.

So a little bit about you're looking at in the picture above.I'm defining this as my purple period.  It's a little bit of a  play off of  Picasso's blue periods  But with a twist and subject matter.  Let me start with stateing the fact- despite what you may think and some of you may know. I am actually quite religious. I may not acted it or preach upon it, and my actions don't always reflect it- but i am.

 So if you're asking yourself,"Why is he  painting so much purple?",   answer is simple. Most colors  in Catholicism  have  deep meanings  such as the color purple, I don't want preach about it  or even give you an art history lesson, so if you want to know what it is you look it up. that being said, the subject and the paintings, and the overall theme might make a little more sense.

I'm sorry I don't have the time to describe each painting. I will do so once they are photographed individually for my portfolio. Also I should have three or four more  large drawings like the ones on the floor done by then.


Sep 14, 2011

Aug 29, 2011

Well hello again art world, sorry I haven't keep you updated at all this summer. So let's start with a fresh one now. I've moved into my studio and have everything set up, I have three things in process and pieces done. I would love to say that I've been busy, but I'm not quite sure if busy is  the right word.

I started a series of work based around the idea of the absence of memory and how my words in gaps of time- this really isn't the post to get into it- i'll  explained my thesis later, but for now here are two finished works that I've done this summer so far

May 2, 2011

 Now I'm finally done, I've been in the printmaking studio all week making a little etching for a final gift to my teachers, I did go a little crazy and printed 50 of them, but what ever, if you would like one, let me know-we can make a trade or something

Apr 25, 2011

Updates updates updates

 So here's a little bit of what I've been up to now that the semester is finally over, I'll have way more time to post on this  and keep my fellow friends up to date.  I have painted a lot since my last update( as you can clearly tell)I started a new painting and finished- it's of  my friend Robert.I've also had some time  to scan in some images from a sketchbook I made over last summer. I have one week left of classes and  that I'll be moving back home to Scranton to work on my portfolio for My masters degree.
  this is a little  self-portrait I did for my math final, yes yes I know I'm a senior in college and I took freshman  level math class, but it was fun. I wanted to post this  because it's probably one of my  best portraits  I've done in pencil.

   So these are my final paintings from a senior thesis, as you can tell the third one you've never seen on here before. I pretty much crammed my ass in the studio and busted it out in two weeks and I'm pretty proud of it, it is a good friend of mine that I've known for quite some time now. He is also a fellow artist and you check his work out here.

On Friday we were told where our show was going to be. Patrick McKay, our Dean,   informed me that I'm in the French building  main gallery, and that I have the center panel as well as the adjacent panel to the left. I guess all my hard work and restless nights from overthinking really paid off.

So theses are some of the sketches from that handmade sketchbook, I didn't post all them because I really don't like all of them.
  This is a drawing from a painting that I really like and for some godforsaken reason can't remember the name of the artist
 This is a drawing of an old friend of mine that I did  because I recently saw her  and thought it what would be fun to do a portrait of her

these next two  portraits I did for my head, this was my first attempt to draw my face from my head, I don't think it's half bad but it isn't the greatest thing I've ever done, and the girl was just something I was thinking of , and actually really looks like my friend Elly LaBranche- but there is no connection

Mar 20, 2011


so ive been in the studio a lot lately, maybe even too much.  This is whats become of the paintings so far, i printed out some black and white copies of them today and plan on doing a few drawings over them. I'm also hoping to get two more paintings started soon for the end of the year, one being Robert Dodd who I've known for quite some time now and one of a very good friend who really inspires me  Aaron Mitchell

so here they are, comets questions, concerns, and love thought are always welcome

oh yeah,   there still not done...

Feb 11, 2011

Heres a sneak peek of what to expect for the show- all works are in progress.

Feb 3, 2011

Spring 2011

So I haven't posted on this in quite some time now, ive thought about what "art" is way to much, and in its simplest form I found theses shapes. i hope you enjoy—I will be updating this a lot so stay tuned.

Nov 1, 2010


Check out my new collaborative blog, bloodsells.

Oct 19, 2010

I miss drawing.

Sep 9, 2010

This is an unfinished portraiture study that I did at the end of spring semester 2010.

Jul 24, 2010

Here is the second painting. Once they're all done and have their final varnish I will have much better pictures.

Jul 6, 2010

This is the first of 4 paintings that I'll be doing this summer under Chris Pothier.

Apr 28, 2010

I really haven't said much about what I'm doing in this blog. One of the main reasons I started this blog was just so I could show my family the artwork I was doing at school. I guess it's also nice for other people to see what I'm doing when I'm locked away in my studio. So I guess this is a sum of things I've been up to.

Mar 4, 2010

Feb 15, 2010