New Work - Meet Miss Ruth!

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to share Miss Ruth, the latest illustration in my Victorian Portrait series "Ladies & Gents".

Ruth is a 38 year old mystic looking for love!

Miss Ruth was really fun to draw. It was also fun to play with my love of Polka Dots (or stars perhaps)! In the future, I'm going to experiment with some new textures and fabric design in the next few paintings.

If you are interested my limited edition Miss Ruth print, as well as all the other, "Ladies & Gents", is now available in my shop.

I hope you like her.

P.S. I have been reading The Barbary Coast (An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld) by Herbert Asbury.  This tells about the dark history of San Francisco from the Gold Rush era, c.1949 to the Great Earthquake in 1906. Asbury writes about so many amazing crazy characters, I can help to add at least a few to the series. I highly recommend this book! You can look at San Francisco the same again...

Make a Victorian Love Match!

Would Miss Eleanor & Ambrose make a good pair?

How about Miss Charlotte & Benedict?

or perhaps Mordecai & Miss Lydia?
When I first started creating all my Victorian Portraits my main goal was to start a romantic dating site. The "Ladies & Gents Victorian Dating Service", is a place where my lovely characters with meet each other and hopefully fall in love. So, in honor of Valentines Day,  I have a created a new fun listing. You get to play matchmaker!

Here's how it works: Simply Pick any two of the Ladies & Gents Victorian Portraits, make a love match and I'll give you a discount.  Follow this link to my Shop Listing.

(Also, feel free to choose: Ladies & Gents, Gents & Gents or Ladies & Ladies...These Victorian   are all pretty modern minded!)

Have fun with it. I'd love to hear about who you would choose!

New Work...

I just wanted to share my latest illustrations with you.

Here's Seth. The original Victorian Goth. He loves spending his days alone in his room reading the darkest of  novels. He is looking for a special woman who will indulge in all his strange dark fantasies.

 Here's a couple of new kids from my series, The Foundlings...

Meet Daniel.  Daniel lives in the shadows with all the other dark things. He has survived through the kindness of strangers and those who look away. His secret wishes is that someone will find him and love him despite his wild ways.

Meet Polly.  She is so very, very quiet. And she radiates love, so much you will not find her without her constant feline companion, Charles. He is the only thing that has stuck by her side her whole young life after Polly was abandoned by her family at age 2.

And as always, you can find these guys in the shop! I hope you like them...

Now I am off to the store get more illustration board. I'll be bring you lot's more new stuff soon.

Introducing...Miss Sarah

I'm so excited about being part of the SFEtsy group show in May. I just wanted to share the original painting I dropped off at the Gallery yesterday. (There will also be a bunch of my prints to purchase too!)

Here's Miss Sarah. Her story, she is a 27 year old, seamstress and lace maker who creates incredible dresses for all the rich woman in town. She dreams of one day being able to wear one of her own creations. Until then, she sits in the near darkness hour after hour, stitch after stitch, dreaming of a better life...

I hope you like her.

The SFEtsy group show opens on May 2nd and runs till MAy 27th.
Artist Reception, May 12th 2-6pm

Studio Gallery
1815 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Here's more information about the show.