A while ago I took a week to post about the serendipitous events that led to my painting wine labels. At that writing, only one label had made it to the shelf but I promised to keep you posted. This week I was shopping for a wine to go with Easter dinner when I happened upon a whole section of wine with my painting on it. Excuse the poor quality snapshots, I had to stop in the isle and take a picture with my phone. I'm honored that Li ...

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The art direction asked to include a specific piece of architecture, a weathervane that hinted at the name of the winery, and a landscape of California hills and vineyards. This was my first go at it.

First attempt Okay, the designer liked it, the client liked it, but it wasn't quite right for the label. They wanted less texture, less brush strokes, less saturated colors, made to look a little old, more atmosphere in the distance...and while you're at it, loose the we ...

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Life can be serendipitous. It's good to have a plan, but often what unfolds has no resemblance to your grand scheme. Continuing from yesterday, I'm going to take this short week to feature more wine label work and the serendipitous way it came to me.

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It wasn't by design or hard work, but had it's seeds in my seeking a little rest and relaxation. We spent a weeks vacation in San Francisco and Napa Valley and I was floored by the ...

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A while back I was commissioned by Timothy Harris Design to paint this wine label for Livingston Cellars, an E&J Gallo Brand. I was honored to learn that it was selected in the Professional Illustration category of Creative Quarterly 16 as a runner up.

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I fell in love with painting landscapes as a young art student when I was fortunate enough to study abroad in the Parsons In Paris program. Read More