A digital sketchbook

Josef Martinez

Congrats to the attacking talents of Josef Martinez, striker for Atlanta United and the Venezuelan national team.  In his second season with the club, Josef the "Hat Trick King" has broken the single season goal scoring record with many games left in the season. He has netted a total of 28 goals in 26 games. Long may that success continue!  This is a tribute piece that evolved from spoofing different Atlanta advertisements for SoccerCon back in June.  Can you guess which Rap group's billboard this portrait pay homage to? Done with Posca Paint Pens and Micron pens to keep those clean lines. Work in progress, could use some red to tie the whole color scheme of ATLUnited FC together.


Live drawing done for drummer and artist Ron Anderson Jr aka RhythmInAction.  Done during a show at the Bunker in Ybor City with talented bassist RugawdMusik. Been working on touching this one up, adding Ron's logo, with some banners and text in the background.  Hire me as a live painter for your band, function or performance.  Pen and ink image done with FWinks and Posca Paintpens.

Directors Choice, the Studio at 620

After showing twice in larger group shows at Studio620 in January and June, I was elated to receive news of being chosen for the Directors Choice exhibit for July along with six other artists. The artwork was on display from July 9th-July 30th. The versatile space that is the Studio at 620, 1st Ave South in St Pete, Florida celebrating its 14th year in business, hosts a variety of events from participating in Second Saturday Artwalk, open mic nights to performing arts, live music and yoga classes to name a few.

During the closing night of the show a panel discussion with five of the seven artists took place, hosted by gallery owner Bob Devin Jones.  Interesting discussion with insight into our earliest memories gravitating towards creating art, inspiration or themes behind our work and where we see ourselves and the city of St. Pete in 3-5 years.  Enjoyed meeting other creatives, learning why like myself they moved to the area and getting the local artist's perceptive on how the city has transformed in the last twenty years.

Gratitude to the staff at the gallery for all the work they do for the art community and also hanging a show that really flowed, capturing the viewers attention. Enjoyed the variety of art on display from 3-D sculptural work by Alan Johnson, to 2-D abstract paintings on metal by Angela Alvarez, figurative work by Patton Hunter in oils and acrylics, botanical paintings by Mary Khosh, work sealed with encaustic wax by Eva Broadbent, watercolors, pen and ink illustration, charcoal drawings by myself and canvas prints by Katie Deits.   This was my first opportunity to display a large amount of art with thirteen works total on display.  Recent works mainly made in 2017-2018 on canvas, paper and wood, including three black and white images from 2006.