Moleskine Project VII

by ncwinters on August 3, 2018

The Moleskine Project is back!

I’m honored to be included in this year’s lineup for Moleskine Project VII at Spoke Art Gallery in NYC. The annual show features several artists each creating a unique image via the medium of the classic Moleskine sketchbook. It’s always a delight to see all the different interpretations of how each artist tackles this challenge, both in content and in medium. You’d think the most obvious solution would be pencil or pen on paper, but artists used a variety of methods from acrylics, gouache and  watercolor, to oils, spray paint, and even cutting and manipulation of the pages themselves.

I went with a very straightforward approach and just filled the spread with as much ink drawing as my cramped hands would let me. And then I added just a little more. It was a joy to hear that the piece sold before the show’s opening. I’m super happy with how it turned out, as well as the caliber of art delivered for the show by all the artists. As usual, Rod Luff and Ken Hashimoto know how to curate an incredible group of artists, and I’m honored to be showing with them.

The show opens tomorrow, July 4 at Spoke Art in NYC. I wish I could be in attendance, but I will be stuck on the west coast. If you’re in the New York metro area, don’t miss out on the show! And here is my contribution: “Behold.”

Pen and ink in Moleskine sketchbook.
8″ x 10″ (spread size) (2018) $1300. SOLD.
Part of the Moleskine Project VII at Spoke Art

detail views.


Moleskine Project VI

by ncwinters on July 8, 2017

The Moleskine Project is back, in its sixth incarnation.

Good friend and fellow PRISMA Collective artist Rodrigo Luff has invited me once again to the annual Moleskine Project at Spoke Art. I’m excited to once again partake in this project, where artists are asked to create an original piece of art in a Moleskine sketchbook, which will then be framed and shown in a gallery setting. It’s an interesting take on a gallery show, as many artists keep a sketchbook (or several) and this venue showcases the sketchbook as art object in itself.

As one who doesn’t usually draw at length in a sketchbook (though I own several) this is always a fun excersise, and I do my best to treat the medium as originally intended, and fill the pages with an elaborate detailed rambly drawing. I always end up on the fence of wanting to do this on a regular basis after this project, but ultimately, I would prefer to work on individual sheets of paper rather than in a book. One of thse days I may actually fill a sketchbook, but this gallery show project is also telling for me in that most of my sketchbooks only end up with a drawing or two inside anyway.

The show opens Satuday, July 8 at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. My contribution to the show: “Lucid Dream,” pen & ink and ink wash in moleskine notebook. Please contact Spoke Art for purchase inquiries. For those intrigued by the Moleskine Project, there’s also a hard back book available with previous Moleskine Project works in for your purchasing pleasure. I’m honored to be included. You can find out more about that here.


“Lucid Dream”
Pen/ink and ink wash in Moleskine sketchbook.
8″ x 10″ (spread size) (2017) $1000
For purchase inquiries, please contact Spoke Art.

detail views.


New original ink drawing” “Skylining”

by ncwinters on May 1, 2017

Happy Monday!

Here’s a new small ink drawing finished up and in the online shop. With the rolling sale of my recent “Alien” print (still available) and other cool print news coming soon (I can almost share) I am back to taking a break on big projects to do some personal original work for a few weeks. In the recent vain of heavy screenprinting work, I’ve found myself focusing on my ink work, to try and make my silkscreened output works that much cleaner. Plus, as always, pen and ink is my first and best love. Enjoy “Skylining,” pen and ink on paper.

Pen & ink on paper.
4.5″ x 6.5″ (2017) $130
To purchase this or other available artwork, please swing by the store.

detail views.