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i have been blessed to work with some ravenously authentic and alluring individuals + corporations along my creative journey.  below are a few of the most memorable in images.

if you are inclined to believe that much like peanut butter + chocolate, gin + tonic (or bacon + anything), “our stuff would be better, together,” please send me a note.

leroy fox

leroy fox is the historic cotswold neighborhood’s favorite place to enjoy golden fried chicken in an inviting southern atmosphere. mixing old southern values with a fresh contemporary vibe, leroy fox kitchen & cocktails marries the perfect combination of service and flavor. whether you desire an intimate lunch with an old friend or catching the game […]

cb2 – love struck

lovestruck.  charlotte, north carolina artist kent youngstrom captures the raw complexity of love in this 3-d mixed media installation.  a graphic juxtaposition of a loving relationship – rusted and recycled, reclaimed and brand new – this hand-painted piece symbolizes the many contentious facets of love.  clean white aluminum letters reclaimed from local sign shops sharply […]

cb2 full circle

full circle.  art—like life—is about the journey, not the destination. in this 3-D mixed media installation of reclaimed materials, the path from urban renewal to industrial art, paying homage to his auctioneer grandfather in the process. wood floor panels that have been salvaged from homes no longer in use in cleveland bear the address of […]

cb2 over easy

breakfast club. signaling the start of a new day, this work abstracts the comfort of a familiar morning ritual—eggs over easy. rendered in acrylic, iridescent oil stick, pencil and molding paste on canvas, the calming repetition of three blue circles over a warm gold and grey blue field brings serenity to the chaos of everyday […]

cb2 deer mom

deny design

a small, passionate group of people whose right side of the brain dominates the left side. we want to inspire and be inspired. we want to create and be visionaries. a d we want to share all of this inventive talent with the world, one customer at a time. we don’t believe in inventory. nope! […]

cb2 just the icing

sweet spot. just the Icing celebrates a sweet tooth in a hand painted original work. abstracting the art of icing, layers of rich texture meld to epic scale in shades of grey and white. generous coats of acrylic paint, layered with abundant molding paste, topped by spontaneous swirls of acrylic. combed with linear brush strokes, […]

cb2 – it’s not that complicated

a limited edition release of 100 48 x 72 black and white acrylic and oil pastel paintings on gallery stretched canvas.

cb2 – fields of color

limited edition release of 125 oil paste and acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.   spectrum spectacular. fields of color is a bold, multilayered expression of individuality by artist kent youngstrom. brought to life in dramatic scale on canvas, this original painting layers acrylic, oil pastel and molding paste in a graffiti-like flurry of color and […]

lululemon summer of yoga

a live painting + giveaway to all yoga attendees in charlotte, nc. expect an intimate evening spent in your hub of self-love surrounded by your favorite community members. we want to share the message that without loving ourselves, we are not able to serve and love others and contribute to our community. along with some […]

lululemon – the hike

the hike is a weekend experience (think sweaty adventures and unforgettable connections) hosted by lululemon in chattanooga tennessee involving 30 creative athletes from around the southeast. all who have jumped the tracks and made a life of their own by fostering the skills they’ve been given. i was honored + humbled to be a part of […]

magnolia market – led paint

an on site collabortaion with magnolia market, waco tx to empower and  motivate market employees to look at how art + it’s creative process is a great example of leadership strengths.  for more information on how your group can be a part of led paint click here.  

lululemon #breatheitallin

live holiday window event with #breatheitallin campaign written in words while yoga practice was active in store.

sweat charlotte

a charlotte area community event with lululemon, clean juice, eat the bear, kadi fit, jamis yoga and the forge all coming together to celebrate unity and the sweat community.  i had the privilege of speaking to the group and sharing my letter to my 15 year old self after the morning sweat session.  

cb2 winter sunset

it just so happens this was the best selling item in the winter catalog.  not bad for a simple painting.  limited edition of 150.

wall power

just a little kick in the pants for anyone who needs it.  a new program of inspirational quotes – some original – some of my favorites from others left in either random or pre-planned locations for anyone to grab and take for some self serving red bull or to pass along to someone that made […]

north point community church

custom painted 40′ x 12′ on site mural.  design included specific locations designed as photo opportunities for individuals or group for social media.

coco and the director – marriott uptown clt.

series of art work in collaboration with marriott + coco and the director in uptown charlotte.

words for friends

more than anything i want to inspire you to wake up, get off the couch, show up on time, work your backside off and surprise someone. surprise them with your smile, with your volcanic eruption of energy or with your kill them with kindness vibe. i want everyone to know that no one on earth […]

704 shop

no one on earth can do what you do  precisely the way you do it. in collaboration with charlotte’s premier lifestyle brand 704 shop, we offered a limited edition water color screen printed t shirt at a friday night launch party. the good news was that they were gone quickly. the bad news was that […]

hudson jeans

in collaboration with hudson jeans + revolution retail in charlotte (and originally at luna’s at the lake near lake norman, nc.) jeans were hand painted on site for and in store promotion.

lululemon father’s day

you let go of my hand to watch my back. for dad. in collaboration with lulu lemon southpark we put together a wall of not so traditional fathers day cards. guaranteed to make dad laugh, cry or hopefully both. my most recent goal has been to bring my ‘words for friends’ project around charlotte. i […]

clt independence

from crossfit and canvas to now kick ups and canvas i’ve destroyed a fair amount of fitness equipment by now. in collaboration with charlotte’s independence soccer team we created a one of a kind piece for their local jack’s house office space. it only took a couple young soccer players, a lot of paint, and […]

weddington fitness center

it’s not just a wall, it’s where i work out and hang with my friends. my favorite part of this wall is that there is room for more and the freedom to add to it when something strikes me – which could be anytime.  

joanna gaines + magnolia market

i teamed up with magnolia market to display a words for friends wall at the 2018 #silobration festival.  it was a great weekend which ended with joanna gaines purchasing a king + queen painting for her and her husband chip.  as are many who have the kind and queen in their home, she was drawn […]

nobull project art work 2.0

from the nobull project website. in 2018, we teamed up with artist, Kent Youngstrom, to create art work. he worked with NOBULL athletes to make art from working out. footwear was then designed based off of each athlete’s canvas. on 12/14, we brought kent youngstrom, sam dancer, and kristi eramo o’connell together with the local […]

love never fails – words for friends edition

usually it's tax day, april 15, and i would normally be up late trying to find paperwork i should have kept neatly in a folder.  however, this year i am able to procrastinate a little bit longer.  so, instead of searching for papers i was putting them up all over town with my son and [...]

project 658 love

project 658 believe that Christ’s love compels us to change the world through serving our neighbors. they are a Christ-centered, holistic ministry providing services for at-risk families in charlotte, moving them toward sustainability; with a key focus on the international and refugee communities. i had the opportunity to assist in providing a backdrop of love […]

camp north end entry

once used to produce model Ts and army missiles, this 76-acre historic industrial site now serves as a hub for creativity and innovation in the heart of charlotte’s north end smart district. i was asked to paint the existing guard house marking the entry of the camp.  it included painting existing shingles, siding, stucco, door […]