Saturday, May 25, 2013

That Great City

 For my friends in New York City. From Jonah 4:11.

UPDATE: Available through Sept. 16 as a shirt at Cotton Bureau!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Some drawings for Edible Charlotte Magazine on gardening techniques.

This one came from snapshots of friends working in my garden at home. I stuck the Bank of America building in the background to make it "Charlotte."

Monday, January 21, 2013

A Place at the Table

Got to put on a super-fun food event with my best friends. More about that here.

photograph by Sara McAllister

 photograph by Sara McAllister

Friday, December 21, 2012


And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Southern Sound

This project has been one of my favorites since I started with the Culture & Heritage Museums. I got to choose and book the artists and create this poster for our annual Southern music series at the McCelvey Center.

I looked back at 78 RPM record catalogs and graphics associated with roots music from the 1920s and 1930s for inspiration on this.

Darrell Scott
 The Secret Sisters
 Ruthie Foster
Suzy Bogguss 
Abigail Washburn

Marker People

During our Monday night portrait sessions, I've been trying out a new process. For the first hour or so, I   get the line drawing with a Crayola Super Tips marker. Then I get a photo with the iPhone and bring it into Photoshop for some color. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Barbecued Meats Every Day

After a few months, I got to spend some more time with Dan the Pig Man and finish off one side of his food truck - just in time for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where he was one of the only local food trucks that made it in.

The truck art was mentioned in an Associated Press piece:

Huntley's truck was hard for passersby to miss, with its painting of the barbecue regions of the Carolinas (Charlotte is in the tomato sauce zone, vinegar is to the east and mustard to the south) and a caricature of him holding cleavers in both hands. 
 It was the truck and the name that stopped Rob Ryland, chairman of the Democratic Party in Bastrop County, Texas. The lines inside the arena that's hosting convention events were too long, and he was looking for some local flavor. The $12 sandwich with Huntley's Carolina Pig Pucker sauce hit the spot.
"I saw that truck and I figured, you can't go wrong with a guy with a name like Dan the Pig Man," Ryland said.