I like the Mood that Lighting Gives to an object. How it penetrates its very Essence! Either Photo, drawing, painting or Sketch I Strive to accentuate and induce a presence to each Image!
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Primary work over the years consists of compositions of charcoal and pastels Life drawings on paper, inks, multimedia on a variety of small 3 inches to large 6 feet formats. Photography West Coast and Prairies, People in both Black and White and colour film and darkroom processing as well as digital.
Limited formal training college Fine Art GMCC, then self taught and night classes Uof A print making and B&W Photography interrupted with other educational and life experiences.
Associated with Wild Rose Life Drawing now with Harcourt House , Edmonton.
Favorite painters and influences : Picasso, Degas, Impressionism, Group of Seven, Renoir and da Vinci, Durer,Vivian Anderson,Rory Sagner.
Favorite work of my own are 1 minute to under an hour live life Drawing pieces. All of us who attend the sessions usually warm up with 1,2,3,5 then 10minute to 15 and finally 30 minutes poses or longer. I find the time limit and the thought process of what is crucial to the pose to be challenging and often rewarding with line texture, marks and a range of depths depending on the medium.