My mission is to find and portray the unique spirit of each individual subject. Anything less is a waste of time.
Despite occasional forays into working with color and paint, I have always returned to the world of black and white, for which, among other achievements, I was awarded first place for “The Last of the Mountain Men,” and went Best in Show at another event with “The Vigil.”
Graphite artwork is far more than a fancy term for a pencil drawing. It describes art that results from the interplay of light, shadow and texture created by infinite shades of gray, without the interference of color. Peaceful and quiet, like one of those mornings when it looks like rain, fog is rolling in and the sound of street traffic is muffled. Time slows, giving the mind a chance to relax.
Without the support of color, the smallest details become more visible, drawing the eye closer and revealing the story the art has to tell. Sometimes color will wash in softly, painted in the mind, creating an experience unique to each viewer, and in that sense, making every print an original.
Black and white art has unlimited potential in its ability to harmonize with any décor, while still retaining its own integrity. At the same time, it stands out from the color surrounding it and serves as a central point of focus for the space it occupies.
If you would like to commission original artwork, please contact me for further information and pricing.