The first time I read Vincent van Gogh’s quote “Drawing is the root of everything!” it spoke to me like nothing else. I have always drawn and it is the catalyst for my artistic output. It’s amazing what can be conveyed though a simple line. It is far from reality yet an image is universally recognizable through the use of it. It can also convey mood and concept.
I love architecture and earned my degree in the field. It was the drawing aspect of it that most appealed to me. As I look back, I realized I had found many ways to use drawing to combine my many interests. As my confidence grew, my compositions expanded. I introduced watercolor to add a new dimension to my work. Employing watercolor as a medium was a natural progression.
A current ongoing passion of mine is to draw during musical performances (mostly classical) and I see how one art form can inspire another. An architectural space can inspire both. I’ve now filled more than eight sketchbooks with these drawings.
My most recent one-man show “Meditations and Urban Worlds” employed colored line as ‘simple mark making’ that flowed in a meditative way to create both abstract and figurative imagery. I am currently altering existing drawings to create completely new compositions- some referencing elements of famous art.