Choice Hotels Commission

In August, I landed a surprise corporate commission for 25 paintings. Choice Hotels is rolling out a cool rewards program for members of Cambria Hotel & Suites, which involves collectable coasters and free drinks. I was asked to paint a site-specific landmark or a landscape for each of the cities that hosts a Cambria Hotel & Suites.

I had a lot of fun on this project. I also felt the crunch of a fast turn-around - 25 pieces in 6 weeks. But I have to say, I learned a lot about myself as an artist and as an illustrator. Working on this commission got me thinking about my "style" and the manner in which I process visual information. I'm inspired to get back to my own subject matter and experiment a bit. So here are my first 25 pieces for Choice Hotels.

Lake Eerie in Avon

High-Line Park in Chelsea NYC

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium in Columbus, OH

Red Rocks in Denver, CO

Cherry Orchard in Traverse City, MI

Las Olas Bridge in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Capitol Building in Madison, WI

Downtown Plaza in Maple Grove, MN

South Beach in Miami, FL

Historic Yates Mill in Raleigh-Durham, NC

Capitol Building in Noblesville, IN

Three Rivers in Pittsburgh, PA

Hummel Park in Plainfield, IL

Arbor Park Nature Preserve in Plano, TX

Black Hills National Forest near Rapid City, SD

Roanoke Star in Roanoke, VA

Paper Mill on the Fox River in Appleton, WI

Town Square in Rockville, MD

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Garden in White Plains, NY

Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH

Trolley Museum in Washington, PA

North Dakota State University in West Fargo, ND

Armory in White Plains, NY

Poudre River in Fort Collins, CO

Times Square in New York City

Main Street in Appleton, WI