Drawing the human figure is my passion. I work from the live model as the synergy between the model and myself is crucial to create an art experience that has emotional resonance. The emotion gives the drawing an energy that helps draw viewers into my world.

I consider technique subordinate to content and my goal is no less than to describe the soul of the sitter by searching the map of the face for the marks of life experience. Drawing across and through time, I discover the unique life force that is elusive in a snapshot.

Ultimately, I’m striving to create an emotionally and psychologically charged work that is also beautiful.

drawing detail

Detail of Awakening Man from the Figure Drawing Portfolio