20 July 2017

Interpreter Of Dreams

It was 1956 when he drove west. "I wanted to have something. He asked me to build a tepee. I knew exactly where the tepee should go."
A premier sex symbol of the day, he was a man of vast erudition. "I bill myself as an interpreter of dreams... Serendipity has played its part."
As he sat under a tree he heard, "I am on holiday. Je suis en vacances."

*These are a few of the nine recently-unearthed Challis & Roos original paper collage works (under glass) created almost 21 years ago...

09 July 2017

Mandalas In The Sky

Improvisational sketchbook drawing done aboard a very recent British Airways flight. (en route from LHR to DFW)

26 May 2017

A Quartet Of Musicians

Ramsey Lewis
Miles Davis
Alice Coltrane
Kamasi Washington

Brand new artwork! These four pieces are studies for a new series of paintings-- acrylic on canvas...

06 May 2017

And All Of A Sudden, The Conversation Turned Into A Dance

Some brand new artwork from this week...

09 February 2017

She Persisted!

Typically, whenever I've illustrated quotes, they've consisted of words by people I admire. People like Thich Nhat Hanh, Maya Angelou, Lou Reed... Who in the world would have guessed that I'd spend this morning working on artwork that had been "inspired" by (or more likely, just a reaction to) the poetic musings of Mitch McConnell, of all people. These are weird times indeed.  #shepersisted #elizabethwarren

06 January 2017

It's Here...!

David's novel is now available on Amazon! Please check it out here

08 December 2016

The Chameleon From Hong Kong (Book Trailer)

David has written a novel, and it will be available on Amazon in early 2017. In the meantime, here's a (very short) video to introduce the book. (All of the images are Challis & Roos artwork!) Check out the video here

23 October 2016

Canyon Shadows

A coyote sings
as the desert clouds
make shadows
on the canyon's shifting floor of sand.
(Some new artwork from this afternoon...!)

19 September 2016

Cloudwaves

And all at once, a choir of cloudwaves lifted our little island up, up, up into the sky. The vibrating sun served as our beacon as we sailed onward to our new home. "The air is clearer up here," agreed all the trees and flowers. And the weight of the world began to feel like such a long, long time ago.

15 September 2016

Standing On The Corner (Stockton & Pacific)


Some new artwork from this week. Kind of a new, experimental style.
Currently, these illustrations exist digitally, but will eventually be transformed into large-scale, life-sized canvases.


03 September 2016

Secrets Of The Universe

Some brand new artwork from this morning.

...And may we whisper the secrets of the universe into each other's unsuspecting ears...

01 September 2016

Suburban Desert

There are new houses going up, the framing's almost done
And every one of them, bigger than the last one
The miles don't seem to stretch quite as far as they used to

I don't smoke cigarettes, but sometimes I forget
And my fingers start lighting little fires
But it's unstable, when there's a breeze
The spark goes out, along with all of these

desert dreams

(lyrics from the song "Little Fires" by David)