Went to New York in June - studied drawing at the Grand Central Academy. Learned that graphite is a magical material.
Intense drawing workshop ran Monday - Friday, 10-5. Mornings were spent on traditional cast drawing, and afternoon sessions were all about life drawing.
After a month, I only have these two drawings to show. One of an ear and one of a model. Those who haven't spent 20 hours perfecting the flatness of a shadow using graphite, cannot understand how one month can result in just two drawings. Well, this traditional French Academic approach is not for the bored of heart. Instant gratification is not the name of this game, and 'perfectionist' should be a pre-requisite for anyone who tries their hand at it. Try at your own risk.
I am an artist living and working in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Recently, the focus of my artistic efforts has been on sharpening the tools of observation - on learning to really see the world around me, and to use painting and drawing to capture these visions. The tension between darkness and light is usually a major theme in the work.
Methods and philosophies of the Old Masters have always been enticing, and I am determined to reach towards their impossible standards.
The blogosphere has been an unending source of inspiration and creative fuel for me, and I hope that my own blog's stumbling and wondering can add to the cyber-collective of images and journeys.