Over the past 4 1/2 decades, most of my paintings and drawings have either been figurative or fantasy landscapes. Drawings are often preliminary work for a painting, but sometimes they are stand alone works. I am continuing this exploration, but I’m not one dimensional and so events this tumultuous past year have sparked some other work.
The Three-Eyed Raven
Pencil, pastel, prismacolor 21” x 21” 2021
Bird, Woman, Birth
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, conte’ crayon, 17” x 17” 2021
The World Is Watching
36”H x 48”W drawing in charcoal, pastel, pencil and conte’ crayon 2020
Though I’ve lived my life mostly apolitical, I’ve found myself occasionally stepping away from the Dreamscapes, compelled to respond in my art to what I’m witnessing in this time and place. A mixed media drawing depicts the intersect of the Pandemic, the BLM movement, and the uprising of White Supremacy and Fascism both here in America and around the globe. I’ve imagined the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse placed in a 2020 context. Each of the horses and their riders depict an aspect of social unrest or governmental failure that I’m witnessing. It comes as a surprise to find myself making images of a political nature; however I feel compelled to bear witness.
Pandemic Self Portrait 2020
Charcoal on Strathmore paper 20″ x 12″
charcoal sketch 2020
The Covid Queen
Charcoal, Pastel, Pencil and Prismacolor on Strathmore 400 paper, 2021