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Bogus Help Wanted Ads Posted on Ziprecruiter

Once again I am forced to post here a notice that someone is impersonating me by posting bogus help wanted ads on in an attempt to steal people’s identity.  If you are reading this and have responded to an ad in which the person identifies himself as David Blake using the e-mail address please contact Ziprecruiter’s Trust and Safety department by e-mailing a link to the job post at  DO NOT SHARE ANY PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION WITH THIS PERSON!!! I am currently working with the FTC in an ongoing investigation.


Son of Skywalker Imperial Uprising at Artists Republic

I first want to take the opportunity to wish you all Happy Holidays and the best in 2017!  Although it has been a busy year I have not had the opportunity to update the site regularly so wanted to keep you posted. I’m currently showing a piece at the Star Wars themed show called  “Son of Skywalker; Imperial Uprising” at Artists Republic in Laguna Beach.  The show runs until December 31st and the link to preview the collection is:


3rd Annual 12X12 Group show at Gauntlet Gallery

Hello all, I’l be showing the panting below titled, “She’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn” at Gauntlet Gallery’s 3rd Annual 12X12 group show opening tonight.  The show runs through April 18th and available work will be posted for sale at soon after the opning.P1030719

Warning: Scammers posting help wanted ads in my name

I have posted this warning on my contact page, however I felt it was necessary to post this on my home page in an effort to make sure people who are responding to help wanted ads see this when coming to my site immediately.

Scammers are posting help wanted ads on Craigslist and other sites like in my name stating they are looking for an assistant or bookkeeper.  Once you reply to the ad they will request credit card and bank account information.  You should never provide this type of information to anyone, and there is no reason a legitimate potential employer would request this information from you.  I am not hiring for any position, and most certainly would not use these sites to hire if I was.

Please see the link below for more information related to these scams:

Craigslist help wanted scam information

“Thank God it’s Frida” opens tonight at Gauntlet Gallery

Hello all, excited to be included in the group show paying homage to Frida Kahlo opening tonight at Gauntlet Gallery.  My piece is a Giclee on canvas or paper, if you can’t make it to the show check their site at after the opening. Below are the details of the print:

Giclee on canvas, 118X24 inches. Edition of 30

Giclee on paper, 12X16 inches.  Edition of 20

Gauntlet Gallery Two Year Anniversary Group Show

Happy Holidays everyone, I’m excited to be included in Gauntlet Gallery’s 2 year anniversary group show which opens this Friday, December 12th at 7:30 p.m.  My piece for the show is titled “West Coast Diet” and is 30X30 inches on cradled hardboard.  The gallery will be putting all available works on their site at after the opening

Wishing everyone the best during the holidays and a great 2015.

Art & Nature: New Contemporary at AR4T

Hello all, excited to be included in Art & Nature: New Contemporary, a group exhibition with a focus on contemprary interpretation of the natural world. The exhibition cosists of over 70 artists from different styles and backgrounds each contributing a 10″X10″ piece of artwork, and is specifically curated by AR4T gallery owner Torrey Cook to accompany the Laguna Art Museum Art & Nature exhibition.

My piece for the show titled “Run Wild”, was inspired by the recent announcement that the earth has lost 50% of its wildlife in the last 40 years.  Shocked by the devastation that us humans can cause, it was made to remind us that our actions can impact our environment and the animals we share it with.  With that in mind I will be donating 100% of my proceeds from the painting to the World Wildlife Fund.  You can read more about them at

The opening weekend will feature a live performance by Chantal deFelice and Jason Phillips in their collaborative multimedia experience, Pageant of Living Things.

Show runs November 6 – November 30, 2014

Preview: First Thursdays Art Walk, Laguna Beach
Thursday, November 6, 2014 : 6-9pm

Reception with the Artists:
Saturday, November 8, 2014 : 6-9pm


Auction to Benefit United Way

Hello all, 100% of the proceeds for the piece below is being donated to the United Way via the AT&T Employee Giving Program.  You can see the details on the painting at the link below, bidding is open now and will close on October 3rd, 2014.  Happy bidding and if you’re not down with the painting check out all of the other items available as it’s for a great cause.

Contemporary Contemporary

Hello all, tomorrow night is the opening of Contemporary Contemporary at Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco.  I have two pieces in the show, one inspired by Richard Prince’s famous Nurse Paintings and one a mash up of Damien Hirst and Faile (if they lived on the West Coast). Contact Luke at with any inquiries.

It's a Free Concert From Now On

Contemporary Contemporary at Gauntlet Gallery opening August 2nd.

Hello all, stoked to be part of a group show at Gauntlet Gallery titled “Contemporary Contemporary” opening August 2nd.  The show encourages artists to reference other contemporary artists.  My work will be referencing Damien Hirst, Richard Prince and FAILE.  I will be posting pics of my pieces prior to the show so come back soon and check it out.