Monday, October 17, 2011

featured in Catapult Art Magazine

I am included in issue #2 of Catapult Art Magazine along with some beautiful talented artists!
my feature is on page 26

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Monstoberfest group show 2011

Hello friends. I am pleased to announce that I will be participating in this year's annual MONSTOBERFEST group show @ Rothic Art Hause in Anaheim CA this October. Trick and treat yourself to some great art!  I will be posting my piece for the show sometime soon. In the meantime, here is a preview link to last years event, featuring some wonderful talent and some friends in art! enjoy-

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Auspicious Signs Series 1-4

I'm working on this short series of eight pieces called The Auspicious Signs series. It's inception was very organic and came to be through the kind, creative individuals that have been willing to be apart of it. I was researching the topic of auspicious signs for my solo show at Red Line Gallery earlier this year and came across these eight symbols.

The symbols are very meaningful religious symbols of Buddhism, revealing our progress along the Buddhist path to enlightenment. No matter your religion of choice, I believe this basis of meaning touches all walks of life. It became especially interesting to me to see these symbols re-told through imagery in portrature style of the creative individuals that have had a personal influence in my own life, further emphasising the connection of these auspicious symbols. 

From this explanation we can see that the symbolism of the eight auspicious signs shows how to begin, progress along, and complete the spiritual path.

I want to say a special thank you to the artists and creative writers that particpated in this portrait series. Each person was matched to their symbol through intuition. I hope that I have done a good job in this, and I hope that through my interpretation It may bring some positive ripple into your lives. I am grateful to have met you all!

Below are the first Four and their descriptions in the series. I will post the last remainig Four when completed.

Lana Gentry
"The Lotus"
12" x 16"
Ink and Acrylic on arches paper

The lotus symbolizes purity of the body,
speech and mind and the blossoming of
wholesome deeds in blissful liberation

Mark Satchwill
"The Golden Fish"
12" x 16"
Ink and Acrylic on arches paper

The fish represent the emancipation
of one's consciousness from
all suffering and thereby leading
to eventual spiritual liberation.

Scott Reeves
"The Right- Turning Conch"
12" x 16"
Ink and Acrylic on arches paper

The conch symbolizes the spread
of the teachings of the Dharma
and an awakening from
the slumber of ignorance.

Aunia Kahn
"The Protection Parasol"
12" x 16"
Ink and Acrylic on arches paper

The precious parasol symbolizes
the wholesome activity of
preserving beings from illness, harmful forces,
obstacles and so forth in this life.


I had the pleasure of doing a commissioned piece this summer through my friends over at Red Line Gallery in Knoxville TN.

The client requested a hallowen themed piece with an emphasis on a pumpkin and the color orange. I envisioned a sultry vixen who has stolen the soul of the jack-o-lantern.

18" x 24"
Acrylic on wood

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Interiora Horror Film Festival 2011; Rome Italy

In June:
The Interiora Art and Horror Film Festival in Rome this year was a big hit!
There as a great line up of artists participating in the event.

Here was my submission to the festival:

"Motra" the Goddess of death
18" x 24"
acrylic on wood

Here are some more pictures of the artwork from the event:

A special thank you to artists Italia Ruotolo and Robert Tirado for their advertisements and promotions of the event! It looked fantastic and they did a really great job. Thank you Didi Ferri for a well done job on the curation.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

EXXXOTICA EXPO 2011 Miami; Chicago; Los Angeles; New Jersey

I have this piece in the Exxxotica Expo this year on display with artists Fang Ling Lee, and Aunia Kahn along with some other wonderful talent. It looks to be a busy and fun filled event! Thanks to Fang Ling Lee for inviting me to participate in the biggest event dedicated to love!

"Vestal Virgin"
12" x 24"
Acrylic on Canvas

A few of the pieces from the show

"Garden Of Auspicious Dreams"
24 x 48"
Acrylic on Wood

"Beauty Envisions Her Terrible Fate"
16" x 20"
Acrylic on Wood

"Taking The Auspice"
16" x 20"
Acrylic on Wood

"The Fisherman's Wife"
11" x 14"
Acrylic on Antique wallpaper
mounted on Wood

Garden of Auspicious Dreams Show 2011

Red Line Gallery of Knoxville TN hosted my first Lara Dann solo show in March of 2011. It was a succesful showing and a wonderful group of people to share in the evening's delight. Thank you Red Line Gallery for a wonderful opening reception!
I am also very pleased to announce that I am a resident artist with Red Line Gallery. Check out their website here :