Iconic Sign to be Relit in Pocatello

UPDATE: Due to frigid temps and delays in construction this event has been POSTPONED until April! I will post updated information closer to that time.

The time has finally arrived to relight the iconic Fred’s Photo Sign in Pocatello! Relight the Night, the Cuoio family, and community donors are excited to bring you the first sign relighting of 2019. Join us for First Friday Art Walk at the Old Town Pocatello offices located at 420 N. Main Street on March 1, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm. Fred’s Photo Service imagery and historical artifacts will be on display in Old Town Offices. THE RELIGHTING WILL COMMENCE AT 6:30 PM. Join us for this historical celebration! We look forward to seeing you.


Idaho Watercolor Prints -- Now Available!


Our Idaho stickers were such a success, Gumption is now offering these paintings in limited edition, signed, and numbered prints! Each piece is printed on 130 lb. extra heavy linen cardstock and comes in a  9" x 12" size. All made in the USA. These are perfect for gifts or to  show your Idaho pride. 

Currently, you purchase one print for $20 or two for $35. You can snag prints in the studio or online at: https://www.ihavegumption.com/prints/. This will be the only print run for these watercolor paintings. Get yours before they are gone!

The Gap at Gibson Jack Watercolor, 2018.

The Gap at Gibson Jack
Watercolor, 2018.

Red Hill  Watercolor, 2018.

Red Hill

Watercolor, 2018.

New Location

I am excited to share that Gumption has spent the last couple days moving into the Kane Building on Center Street in Pocatello. Beginning in the new year you will be able to visit Gumption headquarters. I will have regular office hours for those hoping to stop in for some Gumption Gear.

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Warren Miller's "Face of Winter" Showing

Gumption will have a booth slinging our goods at the 69th Annual Warren Miller Ski Movie: A fundraiser benefiting CW HOG.

You can get tickets to this event at the CW HOG office, Barrie’s Ski and Sports, Element Outfitters, and the Pocatello Ski Swap on Nov. 2 & 3 in the ISU Ballroom.


ISU Outdoor Adventure Center and Volkswagen Present
November 3, 2018
ISU's Bengal Theater
5:00 pm Family-Friendly Matinee
7:00 pm Pre-Party (cash bar w/ beer and wine)
8:00 pm Screening
Tickets: $12 in advance & $15 at the door

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Idaho Painting Process Video

Lately, I have been working on some Pocatello specific gear. I love living in this great town and I know others do too. Why not celebrate it? I have a few stickers dedicated to the cause, but I wanted to make one of them extra special.

It’s been about a year since I picked up a paint brush and I felt it was time to make it happen again. This painting is dedicated to Pocatello’s Gap that can be seen at the Lower Gibson Jack Trail head. The video below shows the process of creating this painting.

Here is a link to the the stickers that are available on the site: https://gumption.works/collections/printed-goods

Don't Sabotage Your Career

No, I am not offering career advice.

Well, maybe . . .

I had the opportunity to work on this book cover over the last couple months. The book has been a labor of love for a mentor and friend of mine, Connie Miller. I first met Connie while I was working at the Girl Scouts. She was a board member and was part of my marketing committee. We have been friends ever since.

Why this book is so powerful. Connie has over 25 years of executive leadership, most recently as CEO of Icon Credit Union based in Boise, Idaho. She’s won a number of awards, given hundreds of hours of volunteer service, and mentored many people. Now, she can share her guidance with the masses!

If you want to get one of these books for yourself visit: Amazon here. And if you want to learn more about Connie you can check out her Facebook Page here.


Pocatello Ready Mix & Concrete Reimagined

Many of the neon signs I illustrate are in pretty rough shape. I like to imagine them as if they are in their prime--all the neon working and bright. This sign originally belonged to Horrocks Ready Mix and was obtained by Pocatello Ready Mix when the company was purchased. It still stands at the current concrete plant, but isn't in working order. It is pretty neat with some 3D elements. Having worked in the construction industry for a time I imagine this sign was quite something in its day.

Pocatello Ready Mix and Concrete Pocatello, Id.

Pocatello Ready Mix and Concrete
Pocatello, Id.

Below you will find the process video for this illustration.