I specialize in drawing, painting.
Inspired by a lovely painting by illustrator Loré Pemberton.
Another fun stream of consciousness drawing and a way to get rid of old pens and markers.
In the style of Lucien Freud, this little painting didn't take long, but was fun and an accurate representation of the model. Plus size models are often just as interesting as many of the thinner models we got in drawing sessions. Beauty exists for different people in different ways. Character is certainly a big aspect.
Crosshatching was used to build up the shadows. It's probably my favourite drawing technique. Works best with pen and ink. This is the cover image for one of my children's picture books.
Into the wild...
All this and who-knows-what.
This was a morning doodle that took me into the afternoon. It’s so hard to stop!
“I Never Noticed The House Was On Fire” This is a painting for an upcoming group exhibition about memories. When I was a kid I grew up in a household where my parents were functioning alcoholics. They gave me toys, put me in front of the tv, and sent me outside to play to keep me distracted from what was going on. When I look back almost all of my childhood memories revolve around these things. I became obsessed with these imaginary worlds and I learned to draw by copying my favorite cartoons and characters from children’s books. It was not until I was much older, that the truth could no longer be hidden from me. The imaginary world of cartoons and books kept me shielded from the harsh realities of home. As I grew into an adult that form of coping grew with me as I created my own imaginary places inspired by the ones I loved as a child. A healthy place to escape.
Trying out some permanent markers on an empty wood surface. Colours seems not so bad
Home office all geared up
Doing a series of 15x15 record bags.
Artist study room. Exhausted artist at the end of a busy painting day.
My assignment (for fun) after watching "The Art of Sketching" course by Mattias Adolfsson on Domestika.