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Hello from Austin Texas!

Wowza… I have been absent for a LONG time… Well almost three years ago my family and I packed up all we owned and moved out to Austin Texas! I’ve dreamed of living here for over 8 years and when the opportunity arose (not in the most positive of ways) we decided to start over […]

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Essary Ever After

In June, I helped coordinate a wedding in Paso Robles for my dear friend Katie and her new husband Jordan. The event was beautiful. The wedding backdrop was Still Waters Winery. The lucky couple married standing with the vineyard as their view. As a wedding gift I painted the scene for their new home.

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Art Abroad

For Christmas my Realtor, Robbyn, commissioned me to paint on a wooden tray for her mother in law in England. The tray shows their name, family home and small little portraits of the husband and wife and their four kids, and dog Ben. This was a great project. The client was happy with it and […]

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Two Bucks

Christmas 2014 also prompted these two surprise gifts for two of my favorite insurance clients. One was delivered and the black and grey one will be delivered this week. I can’t wait for their response! I love giving art.

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New Kicks

For Christmas I surprised both my boss KP and a family friend KD with customized shoes. The Grinch shoes were painted on TOMS and the Star Wars shoes were painted on BOBS. Both were a great hit!

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July 2013 Bakersfield Country, a Success!

Postcard painting by Alan Willis; Graphics by Christopher O’Brien. On First Friday June 7th, 2013 I curated a show called “Bakersfield Country; the Legends of the Bakersfield Sound.” We had 13 artists paint a portrait of a Bakersfield Sound musician from the 40’s and 50’s. I hung the show in a spaced out manner along […]

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Foundry Christmas Party

Tonight was The Foundry’s third annual Christmas Party. We invite our members and their spouses or dates to attend. Members are to bring an original piece of art and we have a dirty Santa exchange. Its so much fun. Tonight we also distributed four awards. First was Most Valuable Member for 2012, which was given […]

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