I hope our readers will permit me to talk a little bit about what has kept me busy of late, but the last six months have been quite exciting. Late last year, I was commissioned to undertake a new Christmas card design commemorating the tenth anniversary of FAITH Catholic Publishing, depicting their patron, Our Lady as the Immaculate Conception, surrounded by the coats of arms of the dioceses they serve. The card came in the form of a triptych and represented a very enjoyable challenge for me, especially as I departed from my usual black and white medium for full color.
I have undertaken a variety of priestly and official heraldic and insignia commissions, including new coats of arms for the San Francisco Latin Mass Society, a Catholic sorority in the Midwest, an academic institution associated with Penn, and several priests and private individuals. I also undertook a re-design of the arms of the arms of the diocese of Charlotte, and my drawings were used to inscribe it on a large paver in front of the renovated cathedral entrance. Late last year, I also was commissioned to redesign the seal of the Pontifical College Josephinum, a particular honor.
I also had the opportunity to illustrate a bookplate intended to accompany the newly-published Hymnarium O.P., naturally on a Dominican theme.
This only scratches the surface, but you will find numerous examples of other recent design, art and heraldry projects at my website. I look forward to sharing more soon.