The Art of Ashtanga

When my yoga teacher, Laura Josephy asked me if I’d be interested in drawing every pose in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series for her teacher training manual, I jumped at the opportunity. I love drawing the human figure, and the challenge of making 75 studies felt like an extension of my own yoga practice, and an opportunity to deepen my understanding of anatomy. What I hadn’t anticipated was the profound nature of the journey, both artistically and personally.

Tahoe Activist Artists: We the People (2017)

On September 9th 2017, Tahoe Activist Artists held our first event entitled 'We the People: Visualize a world of Conversation and Connection". It was a huge, one day interactive event hosted by our very cool local co-working space, Tahoe Mountain Lab. I curated and...

Tahoe Activist Artists Human Trafficking Campaign

Myth of Choice (2018) Graphic Design by John Bollaert, Artwork by Shelley Zentner   Tahoe Activist Artists ran a campaign during the SuperBowl this year in South Lake Tahoe. SuperBowl Weekend is the highest volume time for Human Trafficking in our community. We posted...

Human Skull Study Demo

Human anatomy has always been one of my favorite subjects. When I was a teenager, I drew muscle and skeleton diagrams all over my exam papers in subjects I didn't like. Needless to say, the only subjects I did well in were related to creativity in some form or other....

Drapery study demo

When I teach drawing classes, I try to find a balance between formal, academic drawing and experimental markmaking which allows the student to express themselves more freely. I find studies like this to be incredibly valuable. The level of complexity requires an...

Sierra House Mural (2015-2016)

I was asked to paint a mural at my daughter's school in 2015, on the theme of the decline of the pollinators. The school has a strong connection with nature, healthy living and science. They have growing domes on site, and use them to teach the kids about all aspects...