Archive of posts that include images of my visual/graphic work.

Newest work is at the BOTTOM. I continually update this page, so check back!

Note: this portfolio is limited to my work in the visual arts. It does NOT include poetry or journalism. To read some of my articles and essays, please visit my Cultural Criticism page.

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Violin Fundraiser

Contour Drawings

Gesture Drawings in Vine Charcoal

Gesture Drawings in Charcoal


Whittled Dip Pen

Handmade Sketchbook

Summer Sketches

Block Printing

Exacompta Sketchbook

More Watercolors

Even More Watercolors

Self Portraits

Florida Sketchbook Pages

Pastels and Calligraphy

Pen and Ink in Sketchbook

Sunny Day Drawing

Ink Therapy

Exacompta Sketchbook Pages

Aesthetic Notetaking

Aesthetic Notetaking II

Aesthetic Notetaking III

A Little Illustration

Old Pen and Inks

More Exacompta Pages

Surreal Pencil Drawing

Anatomy in Pencil

Decorated Planner Cover

Handbound Journal

J. Herbin Inks

Earth Day Buttons

Springtime Poster

Pencil Self-Portrait

Three Bees

June Watercolors

Watercolor Figure

Some Sketchbook Pages

Watercolor Palette

Watercolor Veggies

Watercolor Figure II


8 Responses to “Portfolio”

  1. 1 michele naidu April 7, 2010 at 5:50 am


    I was wondering who I might speak to regarding the book cover collage I found on your site? I am an Interior Designer in Australia, and I was hoping to use the image for a bookshop fitout – repeated on a very small scale on the front face of the sales desk.

    Kind Regards,
    Michele Naidu

  2. 2 Cole April 10, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Hi, I created that collage myself– but the images of the book covers are still under the copyright of the original copyright holder (whether that’s the author or the publisher I don’t know). So unfortunately, you’d have to contact the owner of each of those images if you plan to use them in a project where you’ll be making money. The only reason I can use them is under the fair use clause, and because I don’t make any money off of this blog. Sorry I can’t help more!

  3. 3 Attempting August 2, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Your art is inspiring, and I totally love that I “happened” upon the blog of a fellow bookbinder. If you want to check out or make any suggestions, visit Thanks!

  4. 4 Elaine September 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Cole, I just discovered your blog/site and I’m enjoying it very much. I worked as a writer, editor, and educator in the sustainable and organic food/fiber world for many years (I live in Boulder and know the lovely FIGs well – give Sylvia my best) and am also an artist, now working as an editor for textile and mixed media art and craft books. Just wanted to tell you that your art and writing are wonderful, and I’ll bookmark the site and look forward to reading and enjoying much more.

  5. 5 taraneh March 13, 2011 at 11:00 am

    wow ….u do amazing

  1. 1 I Keep Coming Back to the Figure « The Orchard Trackback on August 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm
  2. 2 Technical Updates (with Pictoral Evidence) « The Orchard Trackback on August 17, 2010 at 9:19 pm
  3. 3 I Keep Coming Back to the Figure Trackback on May 27, 2012 at 10:01 pm

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