Behind all my art is gesture – the expression of what I see in rapid, loose marks that flow directly from intense observation. My love of gesture comes directly from short warm-up poses of life drawing, drawing from the nude model, a practice I began at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, in 1979. The short gestural “warm-up” poses are frequently the most dynamic and I always loved the challenge of capturing the essence of what I saw in a few quick marks on the paper. It is many years of gestural drawing from life that enabled me to do what I did on the Art of Jazz Tour where I drew musicians in action.


Beebe, 18″ x 24″, 2019


Carla, 20″ x 25″, 2017


18″ x 24″, 2018


Amber, 18″ x 24″, 2018


Beebe, 18″ x 24″, 2018


Brittany, 18″ x 24″, 2018


Jaycee, 2018


Jaycee, 2018


Jaycee, 2018


Jaycee, 2018


18″ x 24″, 2018


18″ x 24″, 2018


Alex – multiple views #1, 22.5″ x 30″, 2018


Alex – multiple views #2, 22.5″ x 30″, 2018


Alex – multiple views #3, 22.5″ x 30″, 2018


Amber in yellow, 22.5″ x 25″, 2018


Amber – 3 minute pose, 12″ x 24″, 2018


Carla, 22″ x 32″, 2017


Inky – 5 minute pose, 12″ x 16″, 2017


Inky – 10 minute pose, 12″ x 16″, 2017


Inky – 5 minute pose, 12″ x 16″, 2017


Inky – 5 minute pose, 12″ x 16″, 2017


Signe – 5 minute pose, 9″ x 12″, 2017


Anna – drawn over the top of watercolor by my mum that she created in the 1970s, 35″ x 24″, 2016


Anna – 3 views, 23.5″ x 16.5″, 2016


Rhonda reclining, 16.5″ x 12.5″, 2016


Prudence on beige, 20″ x 25.5″, 2016


Torso, 19.75″ x 25″, 2016

1 Comment

  1. Bonnie R Billings
    October 4, 2018

    You are so inspiring to me as an artist. I review your work weekly as an inspiration. I am not quite at your level but I am so inspired to get there. Your PainterTV videos are helping me tremendously to learn the digital Corel Painter program.

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