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BYU Alumni Show

BYU Alumni Show

My “Silverspot” painting is hanging in the BYU Alumni Show. I wish I could be there to see all the work and bump into old friends.

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Thinh Nguyen just got a piece in SILA!

Thinh Nguyen just got a piece in SILA!

Thinh Nguyen, a past student of mine, just got a piece in Society of Illustrators Los Angeles! He started this piece in my Children’s Book Illustration Class. Great job Thinh!

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Silverspot gets its 5th award!

Silverspot gets its 5th award!

I was so surprised to receive this email from Creative Quarterly! “You have been selected as one of our top 100 artists, designers and photographers of 2014.” Thank you CQ!

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Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes!

Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes!

In response to a student request, I will be doing a short presentation and Q&A about running an illustration free-lance business. I will be focusing specifically on organizing your finances and tax deductions. Event Title: “Illustrators, Let’s Talk Taxes.” Date/Time: Dec. 10, Wednesday, 2:00 pm…

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Greg Swearingen in New York Society of Illustrators 57

Greg Swearingen in New York Society of Illustrators 57

Selections for the New York Society of Illustrators 57th Annual Competition were recently announced. Greg got a piece he did for the book “The Whisperer” in the show! This book will be published by Penguin Random House. Congratulations Mr. Awesome! www.gregswearingen.com

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CTN Expo!

CTN Expo!

I LOVE CTN EXPO! We (CSUF Illustration and Animation) have a booth each year at Creative Talent Network Expo to make connections with the entertainment industry for our students. This expo is extremely fun. I always go over budget buying awesome artist stuff. Students…if you…

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Hosting SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF

Hosting SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF

I will be helping out with SCBWI Agent’s Day at CSUF. We will have a private showing of all the illustrator attendees’ artwork for the guest speakers tonight. On Saturday the event will officially begin. A fantastic opportunity for illustrators to show their work to…

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Tina Yun-Ting Chen Gets in 3×3!

Tina Yun-Ting Chen Gets in 3×3!

My wonderful student Tina Yun-Ting Chen just got a piece into the International 3×3 Student Illustration Competition. She worked on this piece during independent study with me last semester. Her work received honorable mention and will be in the 3×3 online gallery. The piece is…

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Good Luck Heather Le and Thinh Nguyen

Good Luck Heather Le and Thinh Nguyen

Greg and I met with illustrators Heather Le and Thinh Nguyen today to help them prepare their portfolios for the SCBWI summer conference. SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators) has a fantastic conference for writers and illustrators each summer in Los Angeles. Illustrators…

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Plein Air in PA

Plein Air in PA

On vacation . . . I did a bit of sketching and painting. Here’s a little plein air of a house in gouache.

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