Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Cordial Churchman

Over the last year, I've been able to work with my good friends at The Cordial Churchman to craft a visual identity system for their website, printed materials and clothing labels. If you are interested in affordable handmade in America haberdashery, check out my friends.


Poster for Reformed University Fellowship at Winthrop.

This one is a depiction of the Levitical priests surrounding the altar of sacrifice in the tabernacle.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Project : Life

Logo for Brian & Melissa Powell and their photography studio, Project : Life. See a shoot they did with my wife and me here.

Back Down South

Logo/Header for Back Down South, a Southern style blog. If you look closely, the letters are made of seersucker cloth.

To Tie Your Bow-Tie

T-Shirt & Greeting Card drawings for The Cordial Churchman.

Autumn Portraits

Ray - 9/12/11

Kirk - 10/10/11

Laura - 10/24/11

Casey - 11/7/11

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Should I Not Be Concerned About that Great City?

Graphic for a sermon series on the Book of Jonah. I drew based on hieroglyphic imagery from ancient Nineveh.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Meeting notes

I had to miss portrait drawing group last night for a board meeting at work. I managed to get in a quick sketch of one of our board members.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Oil again

I've been doing digital paintings at our weekly portrait group for over a year now. Last week I felt the tug of traditional media and did an acrylic sketch. This week I went for the real stuff and it was so nice to be back. I think I'll keep working with oil for a bit. It is so much more satisfying than other media when working with flesh tones.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

New Terra Farms

Logo for New Terra Farms.

As a trade for logo & identity, Farmer Cindy delivers fresh vegetables, eggs and yogurt from her farm to us each week in our CSA box.


A rack card for an upcoming event at Culture & Heritage Museums

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


A rehearsal dinner invitation for friends.

Monday Portraits



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Drawings for Historic Brattonsville

For my day job, I'm privileged to work with a fantastic group of historians, scientists, educators and others in preserving and interpreting the cultural & natural heritage of our region at the Culture & Heritage Museums. One of our museums is Historic Brattonsville, a living history farm that brilliantly displays lifestyles in the Carolina backcountry during the 18th and 19th centuries. Drawing on the wealth of visual inspiration at the site, and from the print media of the period, I'm having a lot of fun working on design for this farm. Here are a few recent illustrations.

Ossabaw Island Hog
19th Century Hearse

Friday, January 14, 2011

Country Roads of York County

I recently had the opportunity to work with the good folks at Social Design House on a project for the York County Visitors Bureau. They commissioned a driving tour of the country roads in western York County, SC. I spent a beautiful autumn day riding around the county with Zan Maddox, taking photos, talking with people and enjoying some good local food. Using the photos from the day as reference, I made a few illustrations for the driving tour brochure. Here are a few:

Olivet Presbyterian Church in McConnells. This building was erected in 1886, the year of the "Great Earthquake" of South Carolina. I always admired this structure on my trips between home and college.

Apples at Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. We keep a stock of their hard cider at the house and always attend the Apple Festival in October.

Black's Peaches on Hwy. 5, right next to Windy Hill. I always stop here for some sweet potatoes, preserves or other local produce on the way to go see my in-laws in Cherokee County.

The barn behind Black's Peaches

Mr. John Carter at the historic Hill's Store in the town of Sharon. John showed us around his magnificent 3-story general store. It is one of the most grand structures in the area, and he is one of our best storytellers.

The McGill's Store near King's Mountain. The McGill family has been in the mercantile business here for over 150 years.

We pulled into the Bullock's Creek cemetery to find this man carrying on a South Carolina tradition, barbecue hash. This was served the next day at the Bullock's Creek Tractor Show.

These places & traditions are local treasures, and I'm really thankful for the opportunity to experience them, and hopefully contribute to their preservation.

Images © Social Design House

Monday Portraits

Lucy - 10/11/10

Fernando - 10/18/10

Telly - 11/8/10

Colleen - 12/14/10


A Letter to a Friend

Album cover for Elonzo's latest effort, A Letter to a Friend.

He Gave Us Stories

Poster for lecture series by RUF at Winthrop.