Drawing as a celebration of life force and physicality
In drawing the figure I want to express something of the energy and life force of the subject. Working with different materials and approaches, through spontaneous mark making, I aim to render a positive affirmation of the person. I hope, through capturing the energy of the mark or, perhaps, the impulse between eye and hand, to recreate on the surface a possibility of a breathing, living person. If I can make marks which create just the possibility, I can begin this journey.
The paintings are large works are in oil on canvas and are a reworking of drawings from life. In the paintings I wanted to express the monumentality of the body, its physical presence as a living occupant of space, something of which the model is perhaps less aware than the artist.