Meet Charlotte and Phoenix

A friend the other day asked me how I decide which city I am going to do next, and I really wasn’t sure how to reply, as there is no formula or routine. It’s primarily driven by requests from customers. If there is a city that continually gets asked about I put it at the top, and there you have Charlotte and Phoenix.   Both cities have been requested more times than I can count. As always its most important to me to let the personality of each city act as the foundation for my prints, thus it takes me months to complete a city. I do not just look at a picture and draw it. I take hundreds of images, and source as much information as possible (including maps and local blogs) to help create a scape that is familiar, but not typical. I want each print to incorporate many of the city’s landmarks, critical architecture, and surrounding  nature as possible. In fact, in most cases it’s equally important that nature’s skyline is as much a part of the design as the architecture.  At the end of the day though, wrapped up in the MANY hours of research, sketching, drawing, frustration, and breakthrough moments, I hope that I create a piece that is endeared by those who love the city. Enjoy…DSC_0106DSC_0153DSC_0111DSC_0124


9 thoughts on “Meet Charlotte and Phoenix

  1. Arlene Chasin says:

    Hello! I love your art design. I am cracking my brain as to what party favor I’d get..I’m throwing a bridal shower for my daughter (wedding is Dec 31, 2013) shower is Nov 16. I wonder if you have any idea for me to giveaway to 15 guests. Something simple but memorable and inexpensive. Groom (Chris) is from Albany and bride (Nicki) is from Los Angeles. They met in NY 5 years ago when they were bar tending. They now live in L A.
    Hope to hear from you..

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. Unfortunately I don’t have a Albany print, however you could get them a NYC or Manhattan print since that’s where they met. I can put their names and wedding date on the print as well underneath the city if you want to personalize it.

  2. I’m in the process of putting together the giveaway post for Friday and I love reading about how you create the city prints. I’m going to quote you in the post, if that’s okay 🙂

  3. Annie says:

    My husband and I just moved from charlotte to Charleston….as excited as we are to be here charlotte is where we met..fell in love…had our son…we have looked all over for a skyline print…pretty picky 😉 saw yours online and we both fell in LOVE! how can we purchase? Are there different options for sizes? Thank you!!

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