Saturday, December 30, 2006


Yesterday I found out that Michael Gnatek died.

Gnatek was an amazing painter. A calm person, that made you feel calm just being around him. I posed for several of his paintings. It was fun, riding horses, waving around flags and guns. He was the first person I personally knew that made a living off of doing art, that wasn't just a gig on the side. Sure he made a lot of commercial images, but he was still painting and drawing for a living.

He also taught me amazing colored pencils techniques, that to this day, I still think of color in the same ways even when painting in photoshop.

I was looking forward to seeing him again and talking more about the business side of art, and showing him what I had been up to. I had tried to contact him earlier in the year, but I never heard back. He apparently was too sick. I didn't even know.

It was an honor to pose for him. You might not enjoy his subject matter, but there is no denying his skill.

The Washington Post has an interesting obituary up. Well worth the read Link

I have a color proof of one the paintings I posed for. It's interesting because he painted me with my then really long hair. The art director made him shorten it for the final print (didn't think it was appropriate). I'll scan and post it soon.

Patton at Bastogne by Michael Gnatek
I remember carrying this jacket, binoculars and holster in to his studio. He was a stickler for accuracy and detail. I also remember months later seeing this nearly finished large oil painting and being just utterly amazed. If you get a chance google some of his Native American drawings and paintings, that's were his passion and compassion is truly depicted.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I've officially moved across the river, this weekend.
Email me if you need my new address.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


My portfolio is almost ready. I've set up a deal where if you pre-order the package, you can get a discount and I'll include a fifth antique page with an original hand drawn sketch of another of the Sidhe ( pronounced shee). Click the paypal button below to order. Release Date Nov 23.

Just a note, there is some very slight nudity. So if your very easily offended......

Oh and if you have a specific Ban Sidhe that you would like as the fifth sketch, just let me know in the Paypal comments box.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Be sure to pick up The Art of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos

I'm proud to have my painting "The Thing from the Stars" to be featured with lots of great artists. I think this will be my first art that will be availble at bookshops. Can't wait to go back to Borders and see it in there.

Amazon Description:
This full-color volume collects the best art from Fantasy Flight's acclaimed Call of Cthulhu collectible card game, as well as from 25 years of Chaosium's legendary line of Call of Cthulhu role-playing game products. In these pages are glimpses of the most terrible beings ever to exist, whose very names are spoken of in whispers, if at all: Mighty Cthulhu, Yog-Sothoth the Crawling Chaos Nyarlathotep and He Who Shall Not Be Named. Strange and alien races swarm here: the Fungi From Yuggoth, the star-headed Elder Things, the slithering Formless Spawn and awful chthonians. The Art of H.P. Lovecraft's The Cthulhu Mythos contains hundreds of full-color pieces of art, from fan favorites such as Patrick McEnvoy, Michael Komarck, Jean Tay, Thomas Denmark, John Gravato, Aaron Acevedo, James Ryman, Felicia Cano, Linda Bergkvist and dozens more. Once you see these blasphemous visions, you will never forget them.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Well my Aeon Flux piece got accepted to the Aeon Flux Official fanart gallery. Currently have the highest rating ...go vote for me, to keep me up there. ;) Just click below.