In addition to writing, I also create original artwork, mostly graphite sketches, chalk pastel drawings, and watercolour and acrylic paintings.
I started drawing as a kid and developed a pretty good sense for human faces. Most of my earlier art was pictures of people, real or imaginary, as well as elves and dragons during my Dungeons & Dragons years. When I took up painting a few years ago, my focus changed. In particular, I have been learning to capture the flow and motion of water in various styles (realism, impressionism, post-impressionism), and I have developed a recent love for cityscapes and still lifes. I also do some decorative embroidery as well, but that takes for-bloody-ever to finish, so I don’t have much.
Recently, I opened the online store Exploding Unicorn to share my art and maybe even make my hobby pay for itself. (In case you’re wondering, I named the store in honour of my previous interior decorating style — which was to use every colour everywhere.)
I’ve included a sampling of collections that showcase my eclectic body of artwork.
Stylized and surrealistic paintings portraying the world in bold colours.
Realistic paintings, sketches, and pastel portraits of people both real and imaginary, as well as everyday scenes featuring human characters.
Scenes from the natural world in a variety of artistic styles and media, particularly acrylic and watercolour paintings.
Artwork related to my novel Black Wolf: The Binding of Loki and to Norse mythology and Viking culture in general. Brace yourselves — merchandise is coming.
Painting crystals and gemstones is a real challenge, especially in watercolour, but they make great patterns for clothes and accessories.
The world around us can be cruel, but sometimes the inner world is the darkest place of all. This collection includes stark, surrealistic images in charcoal, graphite, and pastel that express the intense emotions we often try to hide, even from ourselves.