Friday, December 28, 2007

Work & Playlist: December 28, 2007

"Alone" - Celine Dion on 'Saturday night Divas' on ITV 1 U.K.

  1. "Alone" - Céline Dion
  2. "I'm Not Dead" - Pink
  3. "Relax, Take it Easy" - Mika
  4. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  5. "Ain't Nothin' But a Heartache" - Freemasons
  6. "Puppet" - Juliet
  7. "Do It" - Nelly Furtado
  8. "Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Full Mix)" - Darren Hayes
  9. "An Angel's Share" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  10. "Tempted" - Duran Duran
Green denotes new top 10 entry.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Heat of "Engine 13"

Exhausted yet still pumped with adrenalin from battling the blaze, our hero returns from his first major call. After being a bit shaken from the chaotic ordeal of entering the inferno, he finds balance in knowing his actions saved lives.

"Engine 13" is available from my website as:

* Gallery Prints (on 28" x 24" - image size 16.75" x 17.75") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 50).
* Studio Prints (on 19" x 13") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 100).
* Portfolio Prints (on 11" x 8.5") open edition.

During the 'Day of Issue Sale' they are 20% off. Sale ends around midnight Midnight (EDT) December 27, 2007. Framing is also available.

[Click to order]

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Kind Words

I received a nice Christmas gift today from a stranger in the form of a review of my book. The review is by Ann Somerville and is posted at Uniquely Pleasurable.
Here is a snippet of the review:

...The art in "Summer Moved On" is gorgeous - rich, lush and vivid. The men are physically attractive but highly varied, and one gets the sense that these are real people, pulled from real lives and jobs - not bored models, but lovers, friends, acquaintances. Staring frankly and proudly at the artist while he sketches, proud of their beauty, proud of their sexuality. Not every image is explicit, but the artist manages to convey that same pride even when the model remains decently clad. These men love who they are, and that they are attractive to other men....

For the complete article visit

Friday, December 21, 2007

Work & Playlist: December 21, 2007

"Do It" - Nelly Furtado

  1. "An Angel's Share" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  2. "Alone" - Céline Dion
  3. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  4. "Ain't Nothin' but a Heartache" - Freemasons
  5. "Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Full Mix)" - Darren Hayes
  6. "Puppet" - Juliet
  7. "Delirious (ft. Tara McDonald)" - David Guetta
  8. "Do It" - Nelle Furtado
  9. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  10. "Take My Time" - Junior Senior

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Act to save the Free Press

The wise founders of this country knew the importance of free speech and a free press. There is no democracy if the news and media is controlled by one voice, whether it be the government or a single corporation. The FCC has had a long time ban on the number and nature of news outlets that can be controlled by a single company.

Today FCC head Kevin Martin along with two Republican commissioners lifted that restriction giving big media corporations the ability to swallow up the voices of independent news outlets.

Imagine a nation where the only news is the biased republican propaganda that FOX News spews forth.... scary...or the 'celebri-news' and 'infotainment' that was once the domain of Access Hollywood but is now featured on 'serious' news programs.

The FCC ignored widespread public opposition to the lifting of this ban, despite the fact that they are to serve the best interest of us, the citizens and not mega corporations (which is the unfortunate trend in all aspects of our government).

Take just moment to sign this open letter to Congress and STOP BIG MEDIA.

Oh Christmas Tree

Just thought I'd share a snapshot of my Christmas tree. Happy Holidays everybody!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

On the Drawing Board: Heating up

After taking a few days off to rest and recoup from a nasty cold, I got back to work on my sexy fireman. I filled in some of the background and spent some more time of his hair. I've taken it from a very short buzz cut to slightly longer. I think this helps me to make it look sweaty. I want it to look like he's just taken of his hot fire hat and his hair is drenched and messed up.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Work & Playlist: December 14, 2007

"Amazing" - Seal

  1. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  2. "Alone" - Céline Dion
  3. "An Angel's Share" - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  4. "Ain't Nothin' but a Heartache" - Freemasons
  5. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  6. "Take My Time" - Junior Senior
  7. "Delirious (ft. Tara McDonald)" - David Guetta
  8. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  9. "Amazing" - Seal
  10. "Lollipop" - MIKA

Thursday, December 13, 2007

American Free Press?

Tell Congress to Stop Big Media

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is rushing through plans to remove decades-old media ownership protections. And he's trying to do it without public scrutiny.

Senators Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) have introduced groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that would hold the FCC accountable and put the people ahead of Big Media. Letters like this — millions of them — stopped media consolidation in 2003. Send a letter to your Senators and tell everyone you know.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

On the Drawing Board: face the fire

Here's my latest. I am doing a piece for a friend, a commission of sorts. Firemen get him hot under the collar, so that is what he's requested. The face challenged me at first. I had a hard time finding the right expression. I wasn't exactly sure of how I wanted him to look, but knew I didn't like what I was coming up with. After much tweaking and erasing, and even completely erasing the face I had I finally figured out that I wanted him to look fatigued and embattled from fighting a fire yet subtly triumphant, not cocky.

Monday, December 10, 2007

The "swimmers" video

After posting the eye candy filled video of the 'swimmers', I got several inquiries from guys yearning to know what the heck it was and where it came from. Well, after a bit of clever Googling.. it's scenes from the 2003 Australian movie "Swimming Upstream", starring Jesse Spencer in the life story of Tony Fingleton. The movie saw limited release in the U.S. in 2005.

In anticipation of more questions... Jesse Spencer: born 1979 in Melbourne Australia, currently seen as Dr. Robert Chase in "House M.D.".

Saturday, December 08, 2007

In support of the WGA strike Petition

As an artist who has licensed work to a company for use on their products I understand the situation of wanting fair compensation for your creative work. With out the artists or writers they would have no product to be profiting off of in the first place.

Sign the the petition in support of the WGA strike.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Work & Playlist: December 7, 2007

  1. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  2. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  3. "Take My Time (ft. Cindy Wilson & Kate Pierson)" - Junior Senior
  4. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  5. "Alone" - Céline Dion
  6. "Lollipop" - MIKA
  7. "Amazing" - Seal
  8. "The Mating Game" - Bitter:Sweet
  9. "Ain't Nothin' but a Heartache" - Freemasons
  10. "Delirious (ft. Tara McDonald)" - David Guetta

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Free Shipping

With the holidays here, and since 2007 has been a pretty good year for me with the release of my book and all, I am covering the cost of shipping any order over $20 placed at my website now through December 21st. For details and to order go to


Tuesday, December 04, 2007


(not worthy of the title) President Bush has been steadily moving closer to war with Iran. But a stunning new intelligence report shows that Iran shut down its nuclear weapons program in 2003, and Bush has known for months. Today Bush claims he only just found out, which contradicts National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley who said Bush was first told in August or September about intelligence indicating Iran had halted its weapons program. Bush is a liar. Bush is repeating his lies and tactics of causing fear among the American people to support a war he knows in unjustified. This perpetual use of fear is Terrorism 101.

Of course, Congress who have not acted on the fact that Bush knowingly deceived them and the nation regarding the pretense to invading Iraq by initiating impeachment are equally culpable for whatever is to come.

I am by no means a fan of Iran (especially being gay and all) just in case you fall for the FOX News jingoism that unless you support Bush and the Republicans you're an Iranian sympathizer or a terrorist. What Bush is doing
has nothing to do with any policies or atrocities carried out by the government of Iran same as with Iraq, this is about a President not only choosing war as his first option but asking young men and women to die for their country while lying to their faces when doing it. The man is vile.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bodies in Motion

This weekend Edward and I went into Boston for a performance of the Paul Taylor Dance Company. I don't know much about dance and 'don't get' what each segment is about but I do enjoy watching the grace and muscular beauty of the dancers; with the men in tights you get to appreciate every curve. The show had a nice dose of energetic and even humorous dances to keep us casual patrons entertained.

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Work & Playlist: November 30, 2007

fan made video for "Take my Time"

  1. "Take My Time (ft. Cindy Wilson & Kate Pierson)" - Junior Senior
  2. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  3. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  4. "Amazing" - Seal
  5. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
  6. "The Mating Game" - Bitter:Sweet
  7. "Lollipop" - MIKA
  8. "Alone" - Céline Dion
  9. "Hey Darling" - Ace of Base
  10. "Step Into The Light (Tony Moran Full Mix)" - Darren Hayes
Green indicates new top 10 entry

Playing Dress Up

Alan Ilagan has got himself into a contest for the "Best Dressed Man" in New York States capital region. Alan, who graciously wrote the foreword to my book, has asked me to spread the word and drum up support for him. Alan certainly likes to play with fashion and looks good dressed all up in a suit or in the tiniest swath of material such as a Speedo.

So just take a quick moment to vote and cheer Alan on!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Something you 'Crave'

It can start as subtle stimulation, like a sports car ad on television, the scent of a freshly baked pie, or the tantalizing touch of a lovers tongue. That tingling feeling within grows into a wanting, a yearning. Though you may try to quell your desires, the intensity can sometimes build until nothing can seem to stop it. Ultimately you reach the point where you gotta have it! But after all, it's sometimes best to indulge in the things you crave.

"Crave" is available from my website as:

* Original (image size 22.5" x 17.75")
* Gallery Prints (on 28" x 24") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 50).
* Studio prints (on 19" x 13") signed & numbered limited edition (qty 100).
* Portfolio prints (on 11" x 8.5") open edition.

During the 'Day of Issue Sale' they are 20% off. Sale ends around midnight Midnight (EDT) November 30, 2007. Framing is also available.

[Click to order]

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Work & Playlist: November 23, 2007

  1. "Amazing" - Seal
  2. "Slow Me Down" - Emmy Rossum
  3. "One Step Further" - Jenna Drey
  4. "Take My Time (ft. Cindy Wilson & Kate Pierson)" - Junior Senior
  5. "Hey Darling" - Ace of Base
  6. "I Want Your Soul" - Armand Van Helden
  7. "The Mating Game" - Bitter:Sweet
  8. "Reveal" - Roxette
  9. "Lollipop" - MIKA
  10. "Shame, Shame, Shame" - Soulseekers ft. Cece Peniston
Green indicates new top 10 entry

Friday, November 23, 2007

On The Drawing Board: Eyes of Desire

I haven't been posting much since I got back, but it's a busy time of year. However, here is an update on my latest. I am loving the way it's turning out, and it should be done in a few days.

If you haven't been to my website ( lately all my prints including framing are 20% off - until Monday night. It's my way of 'giving thanks' to all those who buy my work and make my art career possible. Thank you! Hope you all had a great holiday!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

On The Drawing Board: Back to business

Showing just enough of my next piece to tease you.

Well it's taken me a few days to get back into the groove of things. Jet lag was not too much of a problem, it's just been more a matter of getting my bearings back in order. I am working though. Along with shipping orders I've got a few other projects I am busy with, one is the companion (behind the scenes) book to "Summer Moved On" the other is adding a selection of greeting cards (besides my holiday ones) to my inventory list.

Though I've needed to add an art project to my routine to really feel 'normal'. I did spend a couple days working on a commission piece, but while I am waiting for feedback to proceed, and I don't like sitting idle, I have jumped ahead and am beginning a new one. It's a little more sexed up and dirty, but heck I'm overdue.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Back from Ireland

Jenny, Edward and I had a really great time in Ireland. We started out in Dublin for 2 days where we went to Dublin Castle, St. Michans Church (where we touched the finger of a mummified 800 year old Crusader in the crypt), the Guinness Brewery, Kilmainham Gaol (Jail), the Book of Kells, plus restaurants and pubs.

From there we rented a car and drove to Cork, stopping at Kilkenny Castle along the way. From Cork we drove the amazing and narrow roads of the Ring of Kerry, then visited Blarney Castle. Edward was the only one willing to risk Irish herpes by kissing the stone, plus restaurants and pubs.

For the last two days we were in Lehinch, a golf and surfing town on the west coast. On the way we met friends Lelia and Adam at the the Shannon Airport, who flew in from London where they had been vacationing. In Lehinch we splurged and stayed at the luxurious Moy House, a manor house situated right on the ocean cliffs. From their we visited the magnificent Cliffs of Moher and the stark and beautiful region known as the Burren. We explored the Ailwee Caves, stopped at 5800 year old neolithic sites and meandered the rocky terrain to find the middle of nowhere Burren Perfumery, and of course hit the pubs.

Below are a handful of the nearly 1000 pics Edward and I took during the week.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Emerald Isle

Edward and I and our friend Jenny are traveling to Ireland tomorrow (which happens to be my birthday). I am looking forward to the trip. I've never been and have only been to Europe once before. We arrive in Dublin then are driving to the west coast spending a couple days in Cork then ending in Lahinch with beer, food and sights along the way.

Jenny initially was planning to go and somehow Edward and I got invited along. We had airfare vouchers from giving up our seats on a previous trip so our flight is basically free. It was about 8 months ago we started planning and I've been stashing a little money away each month to cover my share of the hotel, car etc. It was also partly what gave me the inspiration to create "Patrick" back in March. Perhaps we'll encounter some fine Irishmen like him along the way. I know Jenny would like that! I'll be back in about a week and hope to have some good pics!