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“The Magic of Mickey” Custom Painting

This piece was a very difficult piece to create.  It wasn’t the painting part that was difficult. It was trying to grasp my hand around creating a painting based around such an iconic figure like Mickey Mouse.  I decided to create this piece with the intent of celebrating Walt Disney and his ground breaking cartoons.  “The Magic of Mickey” turned out to be a very successful custom painting.


“New Skin” Mega Munny Statue for Tomodachi


“New Skin” Mega Munny is a large vinyl statue.  The owner of Tomodachi in the Roseville Center is a unique store specializing in toys, anime and pop art!  This was a very fun project for me as I got to expand my art style and think even more outside the box than I usually do.  He is on display at the Tomodachi store in the Roseville Center


Remembering Porkys (1953-2011)

Remembering Porkys (1953-2011) was created to commemorate the memorable 58 years it was in business. The original measures 24″ x 30″ x 5″. Painted on birch, each character is cut out and layered on separate layers to give a 3 Dimensional effect. The original is part of the Joe Gallagher Collection.

Article promoting the St. Paul Art Crawl in the Star Tribune

Art spotlight: St. Paul Art Crawl

Article by: MARY ABBE , Star Tribune

Updated: October 6, 2011 – 3:20 PM



Through Sunday: Why do one-stop shopping when this weekend you can climb thousands of stairs, crowd into fun freight elevators, roam through hundreds of artist studios sprawled all over St. Paul and find just that perfect one-of-a-kind treasure? Who knows, it may even fit over the sofa. Such are the pleasures of the St. Paul Art Crawl. And besides the myriad painters, potters, glass artists, leather workers, photographers and other talents, there will be performances — piano, folk guitar, magic, new music, hip-hop, New Orleans brass — and food, and art cars. Don’t forget the art cars. Shane Anderson is the wild guy responsible for the exuberant cartoon heads shown here. All this on the streets, in cafes and in 250 artists’ studios sprawled from Lowertown to Raymond Avenue, and anywhere artists might hang out. Which is pretty much all over. So grab your wallet and go.

  • 6-10 p.m. Fri 10/7., noon-8 p.m. Sat 10/8., noon-5 p.m. Sun 10/9.
  • Free.

Honeymoon vs. Happily Ever After mini comic

Honeymoon vs. Happily Ever After

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This mini comic book was created for a couple for their wedding. They gave one to all of their guests as a gift. Each page gives a before and after honeymoon.

Washburn Mural

This is a mural I created over the summer for Washburn High School in South Minneapolis.  The characters on this piece were designed by some of the students at Washburn and myself.  I taught some cartooning and painting to these kids and at first they were hesitant to have their art on this mural.   After some positive reinforcement they really took ownership of it.  This was a very inspirational project for me and the kids really enjoyed being a part of it.  The mural was painted on 2 wood panels measuring 4′ x 8′ each.Washburn High School Mural

Jacob Swanstrom Custom Original


This is a custom piece I did for a young mans golden birthday. The piece includes a cartoon of him wearing a MN Twins uniform, a burger (his favorite food) his dogs, and many other characters that reflect Jacob’s life. The original measures 20″ x 20″.

Custom Anniversary Painting

This is a commission I created  for a couple’s anniversary. The wife hired me to paint this for them and it was a surprise for the husband. They were extremely happy with it which is always my favorite part. The cool part about this is each character is meaningful to the husband and wife. Included are cartoons of them on their wedding day wearing Vibram shoes because they are runners, both of their dogs, their last name and date of their wedding, and other things that refer back to their honeymoon.

Custom Mural To Support North Minneapolis Tornado Victim

A close friend of mine Tabitha Wheeler was affected by the tornadoes than hit Minneapolis a little over a month ago. This mural was created by Tabitha Wheeler and myself as a barter for work that was done on her house. This mural was painted in this families upstairs bathroom. Each of the 6 monkeys represent a different kid of theirs. They have 5 boys and 1 girl.

Astronaut Zebo

This is a painting I created for astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey. He was the guest speaker at an event put on by FILO Productions. The event was for a science and math magnet school in St. Paul. It was a very inspirational day for me and I know it was the same for the kids.