Narrative Art & Illustration

James Mann Art Farm. Gallery of narrative illustration. Story telling… the art of telling a story… subjects do vary. Click on a painting’s image below for a larger view of the original art.

Hershey Chocolate Cows

Watercolor… a triptych mural… three pieces enlarged, totaling 14 feet x 68-1/2 feet wide, part of the Milton S. Hershey Foundation museum. Applied to an undulating wall, serving as a back drop behind displays of various early equipment and story sections pertaining to the history and development of chocolate. This landscape is meant to depict… Read more »

Manning Design

Watercolor… A banner illustration for the Manning Design website. Cropped sections are also used as headers on individual pages and a promotional mini cd case cover. Manning Design is a manufacturer of quality hand crafted doors and windows, located in New England. (Agency is Ditherdog)

Chesapeake Bay Watershead

Watercolor… eight irregularly shaped panels, that fit together, painted on three 30″ x 40″ boards, intended to illustrate various negative influences on the quality of water that flows through the Watershed and into the Chesapeake Bay. At roughly 5 feet x 19 feet, with overlays of several question and answer flip doors and an embedded… Read more »

Tea Party

Watercolor… Joyce hosted a tea party for our two granddaughters, Alona and Ashley and a few of their girl friends. Ashley was not amused.

You Were My Mother

Watercolor, Scan & Photoshop Digital… book cover illustrations (Back L & Front R) for a novel titled: “You Were My Mother”… authored by Meg Spinella … a story chronicling an evolving and difficult family relationship between three generations of women. This is a final comp… all text is reset by publisher.

Lord, Help Me To Stay Saved

Watercolor / Photoshop… cover illustration for the book titled, “Lord, Help Me To Stay Saved” by Lori Speed Trollinger.

Dressed Up Dysfunction

Watercolor, Pencil & Adobe Photoshop… cover illustration for the book titled, “Dressed Up Dysfunction” by Lori Leshan.


Watercolor… cover illustration for a book titled, “Unattended” by Lori Speed Trollinger.

just coffee pLease

Pencil, Ballpoint Pen & Adobe Photoshop… cover illustration for a book titled, “just coffee pLease ” by Wesely R. Piazza.

3D Doodles

Book Cover… Deneba Canvas…  cover illustration, puzzles, instructions, and related graphics for a “Retro” activity book package titled, “3D Doodles” by M. Pat DuBois. The book consists of 12 simple “connect-the- dots” puzzles, created and then viewed as “pop off the page”, three dimensional drawings when completed. Art work includes the introductory book of color… Read more »

Old Durner Organs Speak

Photoshop… Henrietta Moyer Landis JahnsenOld Durner Organs Continue to SpeakSaint John Publishing, Quakertown, Pennsylvania,1999.XIV + 198 pp., 8-1/2 x 11″ perfect bound soft cover 200 images,5 color page/collages, 3 black/white page/collages.LCCN : 99—75756ISBN : 0-9676181-0-XSAN : 253-0319EAN : 9 780967 618104 From Dr. John Speller Review – The Tracker – Journal of the Organ Historical… Read more »

Kosmahl’s Garage

Watercolor & Photoshop… cover art for “Suede Bacon“… a retrospective CD album by a cover, bar band, that incubated and grew out of Kosmahl’s Garage. Various vignette elements within, represent memorable episodes in the band’s history.

BMW E46 M3

Watercolor… Rot Stier… someone’s track car. A lot of mods and not much of a daily driver… though it is street legal.Update… Well… now it has a carbon fiber roof and seats… another 150 lbs. shaved… crazy fast car.

ARDC Midget

Acrylic on Canvas… “ARDC Midget at Grand View Speedway 1959”. Kurtis Kraft midget race car with a 110 cubic inch, fuel injected Offenhauser engine. This is short, dirt track racing before the advent of wings, full roll cages, full face helmets, fuel cells and a host of safety related specifications and regulations. I helped a… Read more »

Subaru 2.5 RS

Photoshop… my old Subie. I do miss that car. Client. 2.5 RS Northeast Owners Club. “2001 RS and Outback” illustration (page layout by Bob Siani) for a Subaru enthusiasts publication.

Grain on Rail

Pencil & Photoshop… color comp. One of ten preliminary sketch illustrations for a proposed children’s story book about the origins of an “All American Breakfast”. A darn good story, but unfortunately the book was never completed nor published.

Free Pussy Riot

Poster… Photoshop… when was the last time you saw a rock band persecuted by a government ? … Putin’s Russia in 2012 … 2013… 2014… 2016… & so on… … June 2013 Documentary : Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer … August 2013 : Pussy Riot Denied Parole (Broken Link) … November 2013 : Pussy Riot prisoner… Read more »