The most important part of the book is—

The cover, of course! I would never be offended to hear “I bought your book for the cover.”

I gained a new appreciation and love for the power of covers from reading the first two books in the Sex and Horror series by Mark Alfrey. While not my preferred flavor of cheesecake, I can’t help but love, love, love the balls-to-the-wall ferocity of these covers. While the more uptight might quiver at the abundance of gratuitous wardrobe malfunctions, I find it exhilarating and fully intend to engage in the same level of enthusiasm for the very special books that scream out for this kind of cover.

It was with these images, and intention, in mind that I set about finally creating the cover to Chasing the Flame. The book absolutely merits the full pulp treatment.

For the process geeks out there, here’s a slideshow illustrating the stages of creation this little bon-bon underwent in coming to you. We have some reference photos composited to give me a layout, then the line art, then studies to get color and value right, and finally the work itself in stages.


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Stolen glances and surreptitious fantasies #5

2021, 7 in x 5 in.
Casein on paper
$100, unframed

I don’t know about you, but I find certain casual moments to be surprisingly charged. A subtle gesture, a moment of relaxation or boredom, becomes a lightning strike that starts a fire in the gazer’s imagination.

Prints available at vsual.co.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

Stolen glances and surreptitious fantasies #4

2021, 5 in x 7 in.
Casein on paper
$100, unframed

I don’t know about you, but I find certain casual moments to be surprisingly charged. A subtle gesture, a moment of relaxation or boredom, becomes a lightning strike that starts a fire in the gazer’s imagination.

Prints available at vsual.co.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

Stolen glances and surreptitious fantasies #3

2021, 7 in x 5 in.
Casein on paper
$100, unframed

I don’t know about you, but I find certain casual moments to be surprisingly charged. A subtle gesture, a moment of relaxation or boredom, becomes a lightning strike that starts a fire in the gazer’s imagination.

Prints available at vsual.co.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

Stolen glances and surreptitious fantasies

2020, Diptych, 12 in x 16 in; (21 in x 17 in with frame)
Oil on paper
$400

I don’t know about you, but I find certain casual moments to be surprisingly charged. A subtle gesture, a moment of relaxation or boredom, becomes a lightning strike that starts a fire in the gazer’s imagination.

Prints available at vsual.co.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

Let sleeping giants awake

2021, 16 in. x 12 in. (22 in. x 17 in. with frame)
Oil on paper
$200

Western classical art, from ancient Greece through today, is replete with veiled eroticism. While I’m all for suggestion and innuendo, I also like the idea using the classical style but with less coyness.

I left the veil on this one as I like how feeble, or facetious, attempts at decorum enhance the eroticism.

This painting is included in the Doable Guys Vol. 6 anthology. Visit their site to purchase this and other volumes.

Proceeds from Doable Guys go to the national LGBTQ charity GLSEN. GLSEN strives to assure that every member of every school community is valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation and/or gender identity or expression.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

The Statue’s Breath

watercolor sketch of a golden-hued humanoid robot fashioned after a muscular male

Appearing in the anthology I Like Robots
Available August 2022

There’s always a danger you’ll fall in love with your work. Dr. Simon Galatea, a renowned but deeply embittered, archeologist does just that. When the story opens, he is at work excavating the find of a lifetime: the remnants of what appear to be a genuine alien robot.


Concept sketch of the robot. 16 in x 12 in, watercolor on paper.

Appearing in:
I Like Robots: A Chidrawgo Magazine Graphic Anthology

170+ pages of robot comics, illustrations, and beyond from over 40 indie creators coming at you this fall!

Stay tuned for updated on where to get your hands on some robot action.

White Tara

2019, 17 in. x 11 in.
Watercolor and ink on paper
$100, unframed

A “thangka” painting using traditional Tibetan Buddhist iconography, but with more modern materials. Thangkas serve a both instructional material and aids to meditation and visualization.

White Tara is the embodiment of universal compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her image helps us unlock those same qualities within ourselves and manifest them in the world around us.

If you’re interested in purchasing this work, or just have questions, hit the button below to send me an email. I also have DMs open on Instagram and Twitter, if that’s your jam.

Handful #3

2019, 15 in. x 11 in.
Watercolor on paper

Part of a series of highly erotic images exploring the subtle and not so subtle gestures we make during such moments.

It’s as much about what the hands are doing as it is about what they’re holding. Not to mention why and how.

Note: this image has been edited for public display here. The original is considerably more explicit. I think I can rely on you, dear viewer, to fill in the gaps.