Drawing is the most basic and perhaps the most instinctive of all two-dimensional art forms. A drawing can serve as a preliminary sketch for a future work in another medium. Drawing can become a process of articulating an idea. Drawing can also be a complete work within itself. The variety of drawing makes it almost impossible to categorize the medium, especially when you add the variety of the types of materials artist use to produce drawings. Drawing can only be described as the most unrestrained of all medium.
Drawing can be the most direct way of bringing what is in the mind on to a chosen surface. An artist can enjoy the sheer spontaneity of drawing. When a pencil drags across a piece of paper or a pastel traces over a piece of canvas, it captures directly my thoughts and records the slightest movement of my hand. My goal is to produce a complete work of art within a sensual and rhythmic pastel drawing possessing all the detail possible in the 1970’s style referred to as Hyperrealism.
Art is often perceived as a way of detachment from reality, a key to unlocking some hidden meaning in the environment. This is not completely true for art genres like Hyperrealism, where the line between reality and art is practically erased. Hyperrealism is considered an effective advancement of Photorealism of the 1960’s, However, the newly developed style still contains some subtle differences from its predecessor. The Photorealists aimed to reproduce photographs as precisely as possible so that the human eye could not distinguish between the original and the work of art. As a Hyperrealist, the goal is to be a purist in the technique. I strive to take the technique further, developing ways to include a narrative, charm and emotion into a drawing. I never want to leave it void of “personality”.
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