03 September 2018

The Colorful Coachella Valley (A Fun Illustrated Map!)

Some new artwork currently available at our online Challis And Roos shop:

(this is a detailed section of the overall design)
(tote bag available here)
(pillow available here)

This cool, highly-detailed artwork is available on a full range of formats. Art prints--Zippered Bags--T-Shirts--Posters

We had a lot of fun putting together this design! There's so much to do and see out here in our beautiful desert...

Check out the full range of products here

16 August 2018

New Age Superstar

Have you read David's newest novel? It's available here (Spoiler alert: it's a pretty fun read!)

08 August 2018

Urban Scenes


Brand new artwork from our "Urban Scenes" series -- the California portfolio.
These images (and many more) are available at our online shop.

19 March 2018

New Challis & Roos Store!

Be sure to check out the official Challis & Roos online store. You can find all kinds of exclusive Challis & Roos items, T-shirts, prints, tote bags, and this cool scarf! All the magic is waiting for you right here

16 February 2018

Year of the Dog!

Celebrating Year of the Dog with some of Skipjack's pals from the dog park...

21 January 2018

Writing and Communicating

letter by letter
word by word
so much to be said
so much to be heard

29 December 2017

A Tree For Midnight Dreamers

On a hillside, near a village, there grows a tree. A shimmering witness to all that transpires, and judge to none. Its grace, shade, and oxygen are freely given. Its branches welcome nest builders from every land.

11 December 2017

Christmas Joy!

Vegan Figgy Pudding Rocks!

20 November 2017

Drifting, Dreaming

sailing away...

02 October 2017

Familiar Sights With New Eyes

This new artwork (created today) is based on one of the earliest Challis & Roos creations. A few decades ago, in the attic bedroom of a quirky boarding house on Seattle's famed 18th Ave NE, a couple of newly-acquainted artists captured the nighttime alleyway shadows cast on their rented wall. That initial artwork (3 feet by 9 feet--done on bargain basement butcher paper with crumbling, flaky sticks of pastel and charcoal) has been recently unrolled, and is currently hanging on Ian and David's studio wall. It serves as a direct inspiration for today's version of "Asher's Wall."

24 September 2017

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

Weekend Sketchbook Art...

20 September 2017

Wall Of Sound

I want to continue
continue to make some noise tonight
I want to continue
continue to raise my voice in spite
of circumstances
these common things beyond our control
the eventual outcome
these common things that we can't know

I want to just bang on things good
take a stick in each hand and just pound
stretched skin, then metal, then wood
take a stick in each hand, create some sound
without really planning it out
without really knowing where this all will land
I want to just bang on things good
take a stick in each hand, create some sound

(lyrics from the song "Wall Of Sound" by David)
see the Challis & Roos-illustrated music video here