News Flash!

I went away for a while…now I’m back:)


Happy New Year Everybody!


My next event is coming up quickly. Time does flies doesn’t it?

Capricorn 38 taking place at the Westin in Wheeling, IL February 15-18,2018 .Click on the image below for more info.

If you can’t find me at Capricorn38 you must be at the wrong convention. Not only will my artwork be on display and for sale in the Art Show, I will also be on three panels starting with

Imagining the Impossible

(Friday 16th at 2:30-4pm, Bitch B room)

How do you take the unknown and render that in Art?

Other panelists: Sarah Wilkinson, Jan S. Gephardt, Frank Salvatini, Emily Knowles-Grumble.

Of course it is a subject I know knowing about….

After that also  on Friday the 16th, back by popular demand I will be leading another

Watercolor Workshop

(5:30-7pm, Elm room)

This is a hands on workshop. I’ll introduce you to how I approach watercolors and combine them with colored pencils. To produce intuitive works such as this..

Abstract Swirls
media: watercolor and colored pencil

As always the workshop is open to all skill levels and ages. Though if you are 12 or younger I request you have a parent in tow.  I will provide the paper and tape. I have limited supplies so if you have your own paints and pencils I encourage you to bring your own.

To download a list of supplies  click here:

Wren-commended Books & Supplies PDF


Saturday is the busiest day:

Different Audiences

(Saturday 17th at 1-2:30pm, Bitch B room) 

How does the purpose of art impact the creation of the artwork? Panelist will discuss how they approach their craft when they are planning to sell their work to general audiences versus creating it for media properties.

Other panelists: Dexter Fabi, Melanie Silver, Sarah Wilkinson,

Artist Showdown

(6:30-8pm in the Ravinia Ballroom A)

The artist attending the convention participate in a live battle of wit and skill using a sharpie markers on a large piece of brown paper. The mural will be sold at the live Art Auction that follows money from the sale of the mural will go to the convention’s charity “the Freedom to Read Foundation”

Art Auction

(8-10pm in the Ravinia Ballroom A)


I hope to see you all there.

Falling fast

As I post this there’s only 2hrs left to purchase something at the WindyCon art show if you happen to be there. After auction sales and the print shop are only open till 2pm.


Never fear if you missed this weekend there’s still Affair of the Arts next Sunday! Stop by to pick up that unique holiday gift your looking for.

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Looking Fall-ward

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted any news. I haven’t been idle this summer. Private commissions,personal work and rearranging my work space so I can be more productive and do my best work. The latter is still a work in progress.


You still have two more months to wait till my next two shows in November. If all goes as planned I should have lots of new work to share with you all.


I intend to show and sell my work once again at WindyCon44. A general interest Sci-Fi convention held in Lombard,IL.

(click on image below for more info)

The Sunday fallowing WindyCon I will be at Affair of The Arts out in Spring Grove, IL

(click on image below for more info)

So just a quick update for now. As always if you can’t make it to these events and are interested in purchasing prints of the artwork you see on this site or have a project you would like to hire me to help you with email me:


Thanks all SFAL5

Before to much more time flies by. Has it really only been 11 days since SFAL5? I would like to Thank the Fenners, Flesks and  all those who made SFAL5 happen. It was yet another awesome event. I for one am glad it returned to KC,MO so I could be there. I am looking forward to next year.

For all that attended new faces and old friends alike it was great seeing and meeting all of you. I’m grateful to all of you that encourage this incorrigible artist. Have no fear I will make more.

At this time I don’t have any shows or events scheduled till the fall. This may change so watch this space. I am always working on something. However I also am always open to new assignments and private commissions. Don’t hesitate to contact me with ideas or projects.

Warm days and blue skies await. Have a great summer.

On the wing, headed for spring

For all of you that made it to CapriCon37 in February it was great seeing you. The Artist Showdown was a hoot as always. Those of you who came got to see the launch of my new series of winged paper doll pigs.



They can next be sited soaring full bore above my booth (#420) next weekend at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 5  (April 21-23,2017 in Kansas City, MO) Yes, pigs will fly and dragons as well as all sorts of other wondrous things. It is a feast for the eyes and as is always true, when a group of like minded creative people gather it is food for the soul. I look forward to seeing you all there.


I also would like to mention my friend and fellow Artist,  Sam Haney Press has finally accepted my invitation to SFAL. She’ll be helping & hanging around my booth and be one of the many wandering artists at the show. If you see her bug her till she shows you her work. After all it is a show filled to the brim with shy and retiring exhibitionists.

Here’s a link to her website:


For more info  about SFAL5 click on the image below:





What’s been buggin’ me

One of my latest series should really bug some people.


Inspiration is everywhere, the tiniest mundane creatures can be fantastic and wondrous. Because if that I’m inundated with crazy ideas.


To all who have worried and inquired. Yes,  I will be at CapriCon37 held at The Westin in Wheeling,IL. For those who don’t already know it starts on the 16th of February next Thursday. Come and be the first to what new. Don’t miss the Artist Showdown Saturday night. It’s a sure cure for the winter blues.

Click on the below for more details.



If you miss me there or are not up to braving the cold. My next show after that is Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 5. It’s back in Kansas City, Mo.

Click on the below for more details.

Happy Hollidays

Falling Fast

Quick News Flash:

Before  I get stuck under another batch of leaves…” Oooo pretty colors”……


WindyCon in Lomard, Il. is this weekend, if you miss me there or cannot attend on the 20th  I’ll be at Affair of the Arts in Spring Grove,Il. Details  for both events are in my last post.


Also update on “She Walks in Shadows” it Won the World Fantasy award for best anthology. Woot!


That’s all for now..see you soon.

Summer Daze 2016

What’s up, down and sideways? no it’s not a riddle just the way summer goes by sometimes. In this news blast I’ll stick with what’s up.

Only in a day or so I’ll be seeing some of you at WorldCon aka MidAmericaCon2 in Kansas City. Mo. I’ll be volunteering in the Art Show and leading a docent tour of the Art Show on Wednesday  evening around 6pm I believe (check your schedules)  so if your looking for me I’ll be there. At this point not certain where else??
For more info on the convention click on the image below:


After that so far you’ll have to wait till November to see me again two shows are on my agenda

WindyCon in Lombard,Il.





Affair of the Arts in Spring Grove, IL.



But wait there’s more! …I’ll be back in Kansas City next April for Spectrum Fantasy Art Live 5!!. I have already signed up for a booth. Yes, it’s back in KC,MO:)
For more info on this event click on the image below:


Also some other news. “She Walks in Shadows” the all woman anthology , I did the image below for

Keziah &BrownJenkin has been nominated for a World Fantasy award. Won’t know till October if it’s won but as they say “just being nominated is an honor”.


Well the van won’t pack itself.. ah only if it could:) See ya’ll soon.

Onward we go

My how time flies, whether you are having fun or not. It’s been some time since I’ve posted anything I know. I’ve been busy taking care of things in the real world. Granted it can be debated what’s real and what’s not depending on your perspective.

At the moment there are two things I know for certain:

1.) I had a great time at CapriCon 36 and am happy to announce  that my painting “The Rewrite” (below) won the artist challenge.


The Rewrite media: watercolor & colored pencil

2.) I am looking forward to seeing those of you that can make it, August 17-21st at MidAmericon2 (aka the 74th WorldCon) in Kansas City, Mo. Of course you’ll be able to find my work in the Art Show as well as me volunteering . For further info click on the image below:




I will hopefully have some more news very soon about a couple of other shows I have on my radar and hints of other wonders to come.