Birdspot. On the road. Drawing birds.
On the road. Drawing birds.
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  • This Saturday, July 25th, I will be the keynote presenter at the Sea & Sage Audubon summer barbecue bash. Held at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA, the event features a used nature book sale, plentiful BBQ, nature walks, and my feature presentation at 8:15. I will be showing the art I have [...]

  • I am happy to announce “A Gathering: Dozier Bell, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Rosen, Kiki Smith” at The Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Georgia State University. The exhibit runs January 16 – March 13, 2014. Opening reception is Jan 16, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. From the press release: “A Gathering” is [...]

  • I am very pleased to announce that my work will be up for exhibition in “A Gathering: Dozier Bell, Catherine Hamilton, Jane Rosen, and Kiki Smith” at the Welch Gallery at Georgia State University, in Atlanta, this January! I will post the invite info as soon as I have it. Image: Road Kill I (Northern [...]

  • See? I am posting again. A little study for a painting I am working on. Ink and watercolor on gray paper.

  • Perhaps I should update my blog. This is a warm up, while I get used to the idea of doing this regularly again. Theoretically it should get better as I go along. December, 2010: I think I was in a state of shock when I reached Arizona. I had been on the road for two [...]

  • Still alive here, if a bit reclusive. Here are a few quick sketches I did in preparation for a Super Cool Gig that I have just (pretty much) wrapped up. I’m doing a heckofalotta work at the moment, but none of it appropriate for public displays – yet!

  • I am going back to Costa Rica. It’s a bit of a long story. I thought I would post a few more pages out of my Costa Rica sketchbook now, before it gets hopelessly behind. I am hoping that on this trip, which involves family, that I will have a few hours a day to [...]

  • Hey! Things are a little skeletal in my new theme here, but it is up and running. For blog subscribers: there is a new URL for the blog – use this link in your feeder to get updates from just the blog – Birdspot blog. If you want updates from the whole site, then keep [...]

  • A few pages of drawings and notes…

  • And she’s off! I’m headed to Costa Rica tonight, to meet my friend Andrew and to go look for a few tasty birds. I need to make drawings and get reference photos for a certain project, and he is co-authoring what looks to be a phenomenal new book… so be assured that this is a [...]

  • Happily ensconced with family on the high plains of Colorado, I am also happily thinking of warmer climes and further travels. I decorated the endpapers of my next sketchbook in preparation for a trip to Costa Rica this January. It seems my (Not a) Big Year has turned into a strange new Big Life. The [...]

  • Adult White-crowned Sparrow studies (Zonotrichia leucophrys leucophrys). Watercolor, gouache, and ink on tan paper, 11 x 7.5″, 2011.