I am a compulsive doodler. The act of drawing seems to let my mind wander while my hand is on the page. The ideas and stories for a new artwork often appear fully formed in my head while I’m mark making.
Every project I do starts with thinking and drawing. Describing an object with line and examining its quirks and twists makes me think I can draw that object’s history and personality. I know the drawing should communicate ‘a chair’ or ‘a book’ …whatever it happens to be. But I want the drawing to suggest the life that goes on around that object. The book that has been well thumbed and loved, or a chair that wobbles when you sit on it. Maybe it looks like the chair granny used to have in her kitchen. I’m drawing that particular object and its story.
I love drawing the human figure and try to embolden and exaggerate hand gestures and poses to, again, suggest story and conversation. I don’t intend to draw my family, although the stories behind them are based on personal themes. However because I need reference material and I see them most, the men always end up looking like my husband the children are always 2 cheeky little girls.
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