A visit from Lou Carbone

There are only a few college professors that I took classes with at Montclair State whom really had a major impact on my career.  Lou Carbone was one of those people.  Though many years have passed since those illustration classes with Lou, we’ve kept in touch and he’s always been an artist & friend whom…

Assembly Line of Death

We have choices each moment of each day and within those choices we speak out. Choosing to live consciously  with love guiding you is not always the easiest path, but it is the most humane and spiritual. We each are raised and programmed differently but there comes a point in life which we must open…

Self Talk

I’ve been trying to catch myself when the ego takes over. Not always successfully, but we are all a work in progress aren’t we? The next time you hear yourself declaring “I am sad” or “I am so stressed” or “I am _______”….realize that I am not those things. I am merely the silent witness…

Mishka Comes to Town

I got a chance to catch up with my friend & reggae recording artist Mishka recently when he came to town to perform at Jacksonville Beach’s Freebird Live. I was stoked to see him come out on stage performing in one of my his Jay Alders “Throwing Lines” t-Shirt. For more info on Mishka’s music: www.Mishka.com

I Got Hitched!

After six incredible years with my beautiful lady Chelsea, we finally tied the knot on May 12th.  We were fortunate enough to have family and friends from both coasts in town for a beautiful beach ceremony on the beach in Saint Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the country. It was a perfect day filled…

Tattoo Collaboration

My friend Mark Longnecker is a well known Florida based tattoo artist and called me the other day while our friends from the band Echo Movement were staying at my place near Jacksonville Beach.  He offered the band the bro-deal on tattoo’s before their New Year’s Eve gig. When we rolled into Cocoa Beach on…

Throwing Lines

Buy Prints Now   As Albert Einstein so eloquently said, “Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.”   I enjoy exploring new ways to visually dance between the highly rendered and the stylized in my work and this new piece is a great example of that. I came up with this rough sketch…