Support HawkWatch


I recently made some owl artwork for HawkWatch International. I am pleased to say and see that it has been printed and is available for purchase on Just in time for the Holidays! This, and the other fine HawkWatch designs, will make a great gift.

Please support HawkWatch and the important conservation/environmental work they do for our wild birds.

“Guitar” by Todd Powelson

“Bird Of Prey” by Todd Powelson

“Deer” by Todd Powelson

Any old time is a good time to pick up a new t-shirt. But springtime might be the best time. And now, just in time, I’ve opened up my own artist t-shirt shop over on Threadless.

Forget that corporate swoosh, wear some artwork instead! (or just click an image in this post to be taken it’s t-page)

“Winter Trees” by Todd Powelson

“Nature Looks Back At You” by Todd Powelson

“Dancer” by Todd Powelson

“Green Man” by Todd Powelson

“Blackbirds” by Todd Powelson

“The Eighth World (Sun)” by Todd Powelson

“The Dragon Walks The Earth” by Todd Powelson

“About Love” by Todd Powelson

“Western Caduceus” by Todd Powelson

“Dragon” by Todd Powelson

“The Wolf” by Todd Powelson

“Every Surface Will Break” by Todd Powelson

Frida Calavera

Frida Calavera

To help celebrate these glorious Days of the Dead, it seems like a good time to revisit the work of Jose Pulido and post his Frida Calavera (above).

Urban Arts Gallery


There is a new gallery at the Gateway that everyone should stop in and visit. Last weekend was the grand opening of the new Urban Arts Galley, and I am very impressed. It is a very nice and large space showcasing a number of different artists, and currently featuring the artwork of Jimmi Toro. A lot of very nice work! You’ll also find a boutique selling all sorts of local handmade stuffz.

There are also a number of events planned for the space, including dance performances, CONNECT, Gallery Stroll, and the Urban Arts Festival. Checkity-check!

Art Meets Fashion

Art Meets Fashion is happening this next Saturday, September 8th. I’m so excited to see it come together.

Very talented local fashion designers including Beckett & Robb, Sophie St. Claire, Nephi Garcia, and Heggy Gonzalez will be showcasing their new collections. There will also be an exhibit featuring the work of artists like Shelly Huynh, Cody Chamberlain, Mark Crenshaw, Blake Palmer, Jon Lang, Zuzanna Audette, Chase McCleary, Jenevieve Hubbard, Susan Ferguson, Silvia Solis, Jimmi Toro, Matthew Potter, Nanette Wiser, Alexander Ferguson, David Marshall Habben, and Todd Powelson (hey, that’s me!).

The event will be held at Red Butte Garden, with ticket and art sales benefiting their new Water Conservation Garden.

Hope to see you there!

Art Meets Fashion at Red Butte Garden (300 Wakara Way, SLC)
Saturday, September 8th, 6 – 10 p.m.
$50 for regular admission, $100 for VIP, $35 for students | Art Meets Fashion

Hair Stylist to the Canine Stars

I have a little fantasy that someday I’m going to go to hair school. I think I have some apptitude for that kind of work. My favorite “person” to practice my hair cuts on is my dog, Scout. The inspiration for this look is a haircut Denise Huxtable (played by Lisa Bonet) had on The Cosby Show at some point in the 1980s. What do you think? Not bad for someone with zero training, right?

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

I should add a disclaimer before I even start this post… if you know me, you probably know I am not personally very fashion conscious. That is to say, I appreciate fashion, and love many of the fashion designers that I have met over the years. I have to give Anna a whole lot of credit too, and the people and ideas she has introduced me to, because they have opened my eyes to what is possible. Unfortunately, I still don’t give what I wear or how I look a lot of thought. This is a shortcoming, because there is a whole lot of power in presentation, and costume is also a powerful form of creation and self-expression. To be honest, I’d like to dress a whole lot more extravagantly, and I know I’d enjoy the hell out of it. But, for now at least, I will just appreciate and applaud fashion and costume on other people.

I know I am late to the party, and I also know I didn’t see the work in person, but I just came across photos of Alexander McQueen’s show Savage Beauty. I love what he created. The characters that he made are incredible, and I am in awe of the craftsmanship. I won’t even try to describe his work, but will instead post some photos, provide a few links, and hope you enjoy these photos of his work as much as I have… | alexandermcqueen | Savage Beauty | Alexander_McQueen