On the day of Amy Adams audition for Giselle, director Kevin Lima was running a 103 fever. Out of 200 other auditions he said he knew she was the one when he saw her “beautiful round eyes and fair skin”. Her audition was so good he forgot he was sick for the entire 45 minutes. […]
Originating from the city of Damascus, the damasks’ reversible figure became highly recognized and sought after throughout Italy by the 14th century. Today this ornate European motif continues to dominate within modern design. I’ve spent the past month creating traditional wall covering designs, mainly damasks. Here are a few new pieces created for multiple customers.
It’s hard to believe its been a year since the release of the first Zoey novel. It feels like yesterday we were on a panel at the Cartersville Public Library opening pre-sales to Mikayla Lowery’s brilliant novel. The introduction to Zoey Song has become a hit, and fans are already demanding more of her. I […]
When I asked Kensie which princess she wanted drawn for her birthday she said “Cinderella, but the real one daddy”. 🙂 So Lily James it is! This specific reference showcases the fairy godmother’s brilliant restoration of Ella’s gown for the ball. The official color of Ella’s gown is Cornflower blue. In order to achieve the accurate reflection […]
Fortunately our 2019 Disney trip was surrounded by design inspiration at Port Orleans Riverside. It worked out well that for the last month my work load has consisted of artwork influenced by southern culture. Here are a couple of patterns inspired by wrought iron and traditional scroll work. Hope everyone is enjoying the new year!
Kristin and I finally made it to see Mary Poppins Returns last night, we were both very impressed. I don’t think they could have cast a better actress for the part, Emily Blunt was Fantastic! What some big shoes to fill following Julie Andrews, but she more than did it justice and made it special […]
I’m very excited to share this latest design created for the New York market showcasing an authentic recreation of a French inspired Aubusson textile. Traditionally these patterns got their name from their place of origin, Aubusson, France. The original tapestries have been famous throughout the world since the 14th century. With the removal of the […]
There was quite a bit of design influence radiating from the runway this year, probably the most talked about was Ralph Lauren’s Fall 2018 show, which also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the fashion house. Giving a nod to western wear, the classic Americana style never looked better. It was a lot of fun to […]
Ben was recently honored to create a rendering for Cartersville First Baptist Church celebrating the 5 year service of Pastor Jeremy Morton as he transitions to a new role at First Baptist Woodstock. The artwork was debuted at both services on 10-14 as well as a reception following that afternoon. A huge thanks to CFBC […]
I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and staying cool! It’s an honor to share I was recently asked to create artwork for investment company McWhorter Capital. The first of the series portrays the work of contractor Ron Goss, who beautifully restored the Bartow History Museum. This will be the first of a new series […]