Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Cookbook Cover for the Arizona Flycasters Club

I was asked, actually I volunteered, to do the cover for the new cookbook for my flyfishing club. I did the illustration with gouache. This cookbook will be available mid-January so let me know if you want one. It will be filled with over 400 recipes and is only $10. All proceeds go to our scholarship at NAU.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Last week I was contacted to see if I wanted to do a rendering of the Phoenix downtown Sheraton for their holiday card. I was provided a sample of the loose style they wanted it done in.
For your viewing pleasure, here is the final piece.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Original Scout Truck Pictures

Here's a few of the pictures I used to create the miniature Scout Truck in the following post. Photos courtesy of the estate of Helen Byam Schwamborn and may not be used without written permission from the holder of the estate.

WBCCI African Caravan Scout Truck

A good friend of mine was the advance scout on the Wally Byam Caravan Club's African Caravan in 1959 that went from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo, Egypt. In case you are not aware, the WBCCI is the association of Airstream owners, of which I am a member along with the Vintage Airstream Club. I wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the momentous occasion by building him a miniature of his home for a number of months as they traversed the many miles, often making their own roads. What a remarkable journey this must have been. I worked from four or five actual photos of the original truck and built the shell from aluminum flashing from one of the big box home center stores.

Dale (PeeWee), I hope you enjoy it. This is for you, my friend.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Thought I would toss in a few pictures of my diorama. Practically since I can remember, I have always built model cars. Souped up with a blower, big fat racing slicks and a low profile. I just couldn't seem to add enough detail. Here I branched out a bit and put together a scene for one of my favorite body styles; a '34 Ford without fenders and chopped..

Friday, January 9, 2009

Here are some other items I've worked on recently.  
The creel lamp was made for the upcoming Arizona Flycasters Club's annual banquet and raffle being held next month. It turned out so well, that I want to make one for myself in the near future. Now I just need to find another old creel with some character.
I made a few of these nets for my flycaster friends as Christmas ornaments. I believe I made around 14 of them several years ago and ended up making two more this past fall.

Located some more of my old work and finally got them scanned. The camera was done in college and the Culver Creek Mill was done for my parents many years ago as a Christmas present.