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Jazz Portrait Folio by Bill Russell

This Jazz Portraits Folio of six jazz musician portraits by illustrator Bill Russell were created digitally on an Apple iPad Pro using the Procreate drawing app. Depicted in these prints are Brazilian instrumentalist Hermento Pascoal, cellist Zoe Keating, jazz pianist and composer Jason Moran, eclectic bandleader Sun Ra, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter and upright and electric bass player Esperanza Spalding. They were printed with archival pigment-based inks on Epson Velvet Fine Art acid-free paper and packaged in a limited edition of 12 at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Learn more here. Bill also created animations found here.


July 17, 2017

Commissioned Art by Maurice Vellekoop

We hope everyone had a safe and happy long weekend. Here’s a new piece of commissioned art by Maurice Vellekoop.

May 23, 2017

Maurice’s Merry Christmas Cards, 2014.

This year, Maurice’s Christmas cards are striking reinterpretations of Renaissance portraits.

Check out his blog for the full collection: http://www.mauricevellekoop.com/blog/

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December 23, 2014

Historical Portraiture

New scratchboard portraits by Bill Russell:

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John Muir, Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the U.S.

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John Adams was the second president of the United States.

September 18, 2014