July 19, 2006


The Grapefruit Moon; unfinished. Gouache on Arches. Party there tonight!

I haven't been much of a blogger since my computer started sputtering (which will continue until I take it in), and also since I left my job at Nelvana in pursuit of bigger things. It's been a couple of weeks now, busy with research, loose ends, painting, planning, and packing. My days are a bit of a mess of both action and inaction as I prepare for big changes in my life; there's a mix of excitement and anxiety I'm trying to wrastle with. I'm still trying to straighten things out in my head.

I'm happy to report that I recently accepted a job in Pixar's story department.

An old teacher of mine named Carlos Nunes once said that things never looked like they were coming together until you were about 3/5ths done. Well, we're reaching about that point now, and things are looking pretty good I think. Yay for all of us!


  1. hi, i like your artwork, and i would love for you to contribute a picture or a drawing of yourself smiling to my new blog :


    if you like the idea, tell your friends to send me a pic too :)

  2. YAY!
    We're all so proud of you Nick.
    Great things no doubt await you.
    Boss painting.

  3. Thanks J!
    Yay for all of us...!

  4. I knew it was going to end like this !!!!
    you're the best!
    Good luck with your new job

  5. nick. congratulations.
    all the best.


  6. My eyes nearly popped out of my head! My jaw is on the floor! I'm so excited about this!!!! AHHHAH!!! I would have screamed out loud if I were not in a dormroom right before bedtime...
    Congrats Nick!!
    I took a picture in Riverside and thought of you. I'll try to post it on my blog.


  7. Well Nick this is a true example of the only obstacle in your way is yourself all your hard work and amazing art has most likey landed you where you thought would be best for you and your fam. I know your going to do a kickass job there and look forward to seeing your art on the big screen one day all the best !!!

  8. I've never been so excited about someone else getting a job.
    Give me a buzz now that were neighbors.
    Congrats on such a deserved promotion.

  9. :D :D :D

    CONGRAAAATS!!! This is so awesome Nick!! Your going to have such a wonderful time in California ^^ I just know it!

    It's wonderful to see that all your hard work paid off and is being recognized. :D

    All the best with your move, and can't wait to hear the stories your going to tell us now ^^.

  10. tienes un dibujo de un dinamismo inmenso y al mismo tiempo, ternura. me gusta mucho.
    you have a drawing of an immense dynamism and at the same time, fondness. I like it a lot.

  11. Whoohoo! The start of something big! Congrats from both of us, Nick. Well deserved!

    Real nice painting. We hope that you can keep blogging the further adventures of Nick as time goes by.

  12. sounds like you should be able to afford a new computer!
    Congratulations sounds like and exciting time.


  13. Wow man, congratulations!
    That is coolness!

    Hopefully you can get your computer in a well enough state to give us ALL the details of your new life!

  14. Congrats! a more deserving fella I know not.

    Best of luck -- and please keep in touch.


  15. Anonymous11:31 AM

    Your well-chosen quotes from Henri and Shaw have as much with you getting into Pixar as your excellent art. Your heart is in the right place and you'll not regret leaving Nelvana.