Never Nudes and Puppy Dogs

Hey everybody!

I wanted to share my latest painting which is for Idiot Box 2 at Gallery 1988. The theme is everyone's favorite television show and I just couldn't help myself, I had to do an homage to Arrested Development. Now why I chose to do Tobias in his never-nude shorts, licking a frozen banana with nuts as a fuzzy blue monster, I can't readily say, other than it made me laugh.

I hope he brings a smile to your sweet faces as well!

"Mr. Gay" acrylic on maple, 8.5" x 8.5"

If you're interested in purchasing him, he's available over at Gallery 1988.

Now for the puppy dogs! I recently had the pleasure of showing my work at Baker+Hesseldenz Gallery in Tuscon, AZ for their spring group show. I painted two new "I'm Not Hungry" pieces (both originals sold), "Maple" and "Winslow".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           I was thrilled that "Maple" was even shown in an article about the show in American Art Collector Magazine alongside some amazing artists like Van Arno, Fabio D'Aroma and Fay Helfer.

If you're interested in these two little pups, I have prints as well as mounted prints in my shop and just because you guys are so special to me (seriously), use the code SPECIAL and get 10% off everything you buy until May 10th. Visit and have fun!

Limited Edition Large "Kokoro" Mount

After years of people asking me to make more "Kokoro" mounted prints, I finally decided to just go ahead and make a small edition of them. The first mounts were 5x7, an edition of 100 and sold out. But now they are 7x9 and an edition of only 10. I say, grab one for your honey while you can :D Available in my shop here.


While you're there you might also see a print of a painting I did back in 2012 for Bats Day. There are only 2 prints available, 8 x 10, signed and titled and only $20! Have fun shopping everyone and thanks for looking :D

Happy New Year Sale and APs


As a thank you for all the wonderful support I received this year, I decided to put a whole bunch of APs and some rare mounted prints into my shop along with a discount code for 20% off - everything! That's all the new items, originals, and anything else you may put into your shopping cart. Just use the code CRM2015 and it will automatically take 20% off your whole order. The code will be good through January 4th so have fun shopping and pick up a little something for your walls. You deserve it.

A Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours - Thanks everyone.


Mr. Good Morning Waffle Timed Print on Wood Release

This just in! Who's covered in maple syrup, happy as can be and loves his coffee black?

"Mr. Good Morning Waffle"!

I paired up with the good folks over at Prints on Wood for a timed print release of this happy fella.

Each fine art wood print is 8 x 10 in. (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and will be signed and numbered on 1/2" sustainable Birch with a bright white finish. One of the actual prints can be seen below.

Available for purchase now through Friday, August 29th at 12 pm PST. 

Cost is $55.

Four New Plant Portraits

I hope everyone is enjoying this glorious summer we're having :D

When I was asked to take part in The Illustrated Gallery at 1 Mile Gallery in Kingston, NY which opens August 2nd, I immediately thought plant portraits. I started researching plants and flowers and decided pretty quickly on four edible beauties: Chamomile, Chicory, Chives and Nasturtium.

I present for your viewing pleasure - laid back "Emily Chamomile" 6.5" x 8.5" acrylic on maple

the sturdy "Dick Chicory" 6.5" x 8.5" acrylic on maple

the spicy "Clive Chive" 5" x 10" acylic on maple

and last but not least, little peppery "Natalie Nasturtium" 6.5" x 9.5" acrylic on maple

Each of these paintings are priced at $375. If interested, please contact Janet Hicks at

The Dude Abides

Hi everyone!
Opening in one week on Saturday, July 5th is the Quentin vs. Coen show at Spoke Art in San Francisco.
I'm a fan of all their films and had a difficult time choosing which to take my inspiration from. But after watching The Big Lebowski again, everything just fell into place.
I hope you enjoy my piece entitled, "Shut Up Donny" which measures 12.5" x 6.5" x .75" and is acrylic on maple (there will also be a limited edition run of prints). If you are interested in this piece or to request an advance collectors preview of the show, simply email

Enjoy the weekend everyone!
Thanks for looking,

It's Pandamonium!

Opening this Saturday is Pandamonium at Flower Pepper Gallery in Pasadena, CA. My piece is called:

"Zhú"(which means 'bamboo' in Chinese)

8" x 10" x.75  Acrylic on maple

I've seen the previews for this show and they're all so wonderful! I highly recommend emailing to be put on the preview list as this show is sure to be a hit. You can also inquire about the mounted prints I made of this piece as well as t-shirts.


Who wants a Lemur?

My show, I'm Not Hungry, at Gallery 1988 (East) comes to an end tomorrow. I painted my heart out for months and there are 30 originals hanging on those walls.

29 of those originals have sold. I'm flabbergasted, speechless. I couldn't have predicted this outcome in a million years. So much love for everyone who came out and bought one to support me. I hope they bring you smiles for years to come!

But hey...what about that last one? That Black and White Ruffed Lemur with his favorite fruit dancing on his head?

It's "Lee"!

He was one of the most fun to paint (love that fur!) and I'm sure he'll find a good home. You can see all the pieces from my show, purchase prints and maybe even good ol' "Lee" over at Gallery 1988.

Thanks everyone!


How to encapsulate what just happened is going to be difficult.

But I'll try :)

Ed and I landed to a beautiful sunny day in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. We got our In N' Out grilled cheese, fries and Neapolitan shake fix and were enjoying the 70 degree afternoon.

We knew it wasn't going to last...

Friday morning we awoke to torrential rain. News reports of mudslides, water spouts, thunderstorms and smoldering boulders falling down the mountains. Los Angeles ended up getting 4.5" of rain.

We started to get the feeling that people might not want to venture to my show opening seeing as accidents on the freeway were happening all over the place. We wanted everyone to be safe. We wanted California to get some much needed rain. I wasn't going to be selfish and resigned myself to the fact that not a lot was going to happen that night.

During a break in the storm, we drove over to Gallery 1988. Katie and John had done a wonderful job hanging the show, I couldn't have been happier! 

A few people waited outside the closer it got to 7pm and the rain held off. Until 1 minute to 7, just before they were going to open the doors the loudest thunderclap and flash of lightening hit outside. The heavens opened up like someone just dropped a huge bucket of water over the street. I kid you not, I hadn't seen anything like it in my life.

"Quick! Get everyone inside!"

Pretty quickly red dots started to appear under the artwork. People were buying! More people started coming in, soaked to the bone and the night was off to a soggy, but awesome start. I was so touched that everyone had braved what was clearly a dangerous situation to support me. I can't thank them enough. I also want to thank the people that tried they're best to make it but couldn't due to the storm. It just means so much to me.

I got to meet so many of my fans who've supported me over the years. People who I've only know over the internet. Even got to see "Slice and Dice" tattooed on this gal's forearm - brilliant, overwhelming and super fun - many thanks Lindsey!

By the end of the night, I met so many wonderful, kind people and sold half the show. I still can't believe it.

The next day I was back at WonderGround Gallery premiering my "Stitch in Space". I was giddy to see that Stitch and his big tongue were still greeting guests in 15 ft banner form in Downtown Disney.

I was so happy to have met Gregg Visintainer, Jasmine Becket-Griffith and got to see Noah once again.

Such wonderful, kind, talented people, I felt truly honored to be sitting with them at that signing table.

Did I mention it rained? Yup, so many people braved the downpours once again to come to our event I was so touched. Thank you!

Later that afternoon we met up with our good friends and spent a quiet evening at their home with their pups watching tv. We got a good night's rest and headed back to Disneyland for a little r&r.

It poured but as we sat under an umbrella and ate warm grilled cheese sandwiches and hot tomato soup I realized that this was one of the best weekends of my life. Surrounded by wonderful people like Gallery 1988 (Jensen, Katie, John, Amber and Nikki - THANK YOU!!!), all my fans, the crew at WonderGround (Sonia and Martha thanks for everything!!!), new and old friends, I truly am blessed.

The sun finally came out, warmed us up and we had a great ending to a great adventure.

I will never forget it!

If you're interested, there are still 3 originals left as well as limited edition prints at G1988.

If you're interested in "Stitch in Space" (original, deluxe prints and postcards) then you can call 714-300-7004 – that is WonderGround's sister shop Vault 28 - and place an order over the phone or call Disney Merchandise Guest Services number at 877-560-6477.

Thanks again :D