Beautiful Faces

One of the things I love about this series is the chance to explore the beauty and diversity in faces and body types all over the world. it may not show in the final piece but I spend hours sculpting each face to accurately represent the ethnicity and attitude of each figure. I wanted to…

a sneak peek at a new render! this is based on a cave painting in South Africa.

Farewell 2013

A little late perhaps, but here is my summary of 2013. For good or for ill 2013 was a very odd year. The highs were extremely high, and the lows were extremely low. Any year that begins with the death of a loved and inspirational friend is thrown onto the wrong foot from the start.…

Brooding- 3D render by Jennie Rosenbaum

My approach to skintones

People sometimes ask me about the skin colors in my works. Up till recently, all of my figures have been without color- that is to say, I’ve focussed more on the light and shadow of the figure and the interraction of the light on the skin. I’ve looked at different skin tones, and worked with…

Xochiquetzal - 36x48 Oils on Canvas

The Male Gaze

During one of my exhibitions, the gallery owner (whom I had not previously met) told me he was surprised when he saw my work – that he assumed it had been painted by a man. he went on at length about how I have a very ‘male gaze’, painting women who look like they could…

Storm 3D Render

Coming soon to Artboy Gallery – Fanboy vs ArtBoy: Ladies Night! a celebration of women in pop culture. I have chosen a superhero idol, one of the few female superheroes that is not a lesser derivative of a male superhero. she is all one of the rare people of color in comics who is also…

Raphael (a Light in the Darkness)

I painted Raphael as a Seraphim, the highest Choir of Angels in Christianity. The usual interpretation of Christian angels involves white wings and robes, with trumpets or harps. The bible describes something far more interesting; multiple wings, eyeballs, different faces and heads, animal features, wheels- the descriptions are varied and extremely unusual – even by…

Haurvatat (Liquid Assets)

Haurvatat is the Zoroastrian Amesha Spenta of Wealth, Prosperity and Water. Amesha Spentas are the Bounteous Immortals, the seven divine beings representing gifts and virtues, things to be hoped and prayed for. She is often paired with Ameretat, who governs the plants. this relationship is often seen as indivisible. “Haurvatat and Ameretat shall smite both…