Since August I've been planning to carry out a secret ambition: to follow through on my dream to study academic painting and drawing in NYC. For real.
The plans have now become reality, and I am officially State-side & East-side. For the next 3 months I will be residing in NY, soaking up as much knowledge and clocking in as many hours as possible at the easel. So, be careful what you wish for.
I'll be spending a semester of intensive study at the New York Academy of Art during the day, as well as taking evening classes at Grand Central Academy.
I hope to post progress of my work as often as possible, so without further ado, here's a quick graphite portrait sketch 18x24"(roughly a 2-hour pose):
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.