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I've done a lot of cartoon Mozarts, but I wanted to try something more realistic.
I read an essay in which the author referred to the composer "Clementini." That cute extra syllable created a whole new character in my mind.
A poster proposal for a Seattle production of Marat/Sade.
Swedish composer Franz Berwald was also a surgeon and the manager of a glass and saw mill factory.
Beethoven was drawn in celebration of Public Radio Music Month (April), and featured on NPR’s music blog.
This image was used on a poster for a run of Seattle performances of the play Shostakovich by Jason Grote.
The famed German conductor. This was inspired by a photo of him in which he was glaring at the paparazzi.
This drawing of Liszt was featured in the German news publication Hamburger Abendblatt, for an article about the composer on his anniversary.
I wanted to do a Victorian gentleman with exaggerated features.
My portrait of Serbian-American pianist Ivan Ilic. His wonderful recordings are available from Chandos.
Composer William Boyce. I wanted to create something with more of a 3-D effect than I usually use.
The opera composer. He wore black in the reference photo, but something about him made me see red!
Bach as a young man. He must have been angelic to know.
My Big Deal Bach has been the basis of a few memes on the Interwebs. That's a compliment...I think?
I never get tired of drawing Bach!
I love the oil portraits of Sir Isaac. I want to do a semi-realistic one of him soon.
A younger Brahms, looking dashing at around 20 years old.
Brahms has written some of my favorite chamber music of all time. He strikes my funny bone somehow.
Amy Marcy Beach was a celebrated early twentieth-century American piano prodigy and composer.
Two friends and collaborators, composers Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky.
Ries was a composer and friend of Beethoven. When I realized the negative space in his lapels formed hearts, I had my title for this one.
An illustration I did of Socrates for a play by Marvin Richard Montney, titled Son of Sophroniscus.
After a youthful self-portrait by this American architectural painter.
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