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2022, Charcoal on paper, 18x24" I wanted the sensitive face of the model to contrast the graffiti background. I sprayed heavily to get random drips on the surface.
2022, Red chalk on watercolor-toned paper, 30x40". FINALIST, Drawing Magazine's Strokes of Genius #14. Available. While I have done my share of far-away glances, I love drawing women who challenge you with their gaze. Looking directly at the viewer, they force you to look back. The scale makes them hard to ignore.
2021, Charcoal/graphite on Canson Mi-Tiientes paper, 16x20". Included in ModPortrait 2021 Special Catalog. Available. Charcoal is such a tactile medium which is why I love drawing with it. I really wanted a sensitivity to come through.
2017. Red chalk on toned Gutenberg paper, 16x20". *WINNER Best Drawing, PleinAir Magazine May 2022 Salon. Available. Framed. Eva is a young artist with an old soul. I was drawing with a group. I think it was luck, as no one wanted this vantage point. She has a quality reminiscent of a Vermeer model. This is one of my favorite drawings.
2021, Pink Pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, 12x16". Available. Switching to a pink pastel/conte combination, the title refers to the Greek muse of Theatre. At first she was the muse of singing and musical harmony, but over time became muse of Tragedy.
2021, Purple Pastel on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, 12x16". Available.
2121, Red Chalk on Canson Mi-Tientes paper, 18x24". Available. This drawing exudes a quiet grace. I feel like there is a timelessness in her expression,
2021. Charcoal on Canson Mi-tientes paper, 18x24". Available. Framed. I loved this pose and decided to draw it in two different mediums to see if they communicated the same feeling. I think they both work in their own manner.
2021, Red chalk on toned board, 32x40". Available. Framed. 2020 is a statement to the defining events of the year. I think we went into the year with such hope, but the realities of a pandemic, racism and sexism were all confronted. In my smaller world, I wanted to show the beauty and grace of a woman silenced.
You Can Bend but Never Break Me
2121, Red chalk on Watercolor-toned paper, mounted. 31x31". *WINNER Bowles Award for portrait excellence. Available. Framed. On average, it takes a woman seven tries to leave an emotionally abusive relationship before being successful. This is one success story. Strong & determined, with a bit of vulnerability in her eyes, this oversized portrait aims to have you notice her.
A Quiet World
2020. Red chalk on pastel paper, 16x20". Available. I loved this pose and decided to draw it in two different mediums to see if they communicated the same feeling. I think they both work in their own manner.
2019. Brown, red and white chalk on pastel paper, 9x12. Available. This small sketch took a life of its own, which was a pleasant surprise.
Regal Blue Terpischore
2019. Blue chalk on pastel paper. 12x16". Available. Another muse with a colored pastel. Terpischore is associated with light poetry and dance. She is depicted with a jovial air and a light attitude.
2018. Violet pastel and conte on toned Gutenberg paper, 18x24". Available.
My Day with Wes
2017. Red chalk on toned Gutenberg paper, 16x20. Available. Wes is a former student of mine from when I taught in Studio Incamminati’s partnership with Project Home in Philadelphia. His zen-like demeanor makes him a perfect model, while his face tells the story of a man who has lived through a lot of hardship and survived with gratitude.
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