“My career spans over 6 decades as an artist, printmaker, teacher, mentor, community builder and believer in the importance of art as part of our daily life.”
Learning to draw teaches you how to:
pay attention as a steady state over a period of time
and without effort; distinguish fact from fiction
in the images around you; make and communicate
your own vision effectively to other people;
and express, authentically and with poetic power,
one’s inner life and feelings in a way that can be shared.
AN ART COMMUNITY
While creativity can be touched upon in a classroom
as a concept, its essence can only be passed along
and nourished by hanging out with other people who do it.
Creativity needs an environment that encourages
daily contact, practice, conversation and relationship
with other artists and their ways of working.
AS A PRACTICE
As we practice, we notice we’re improving,
meaning that our artwork reﬂects our
deepening sensibility. And sometimes, as practicing
artists can tell you, one of those rare moments comes
when the mind is totally bypassed and the artist
watches his hand in wonder, as the drawing appears
to draw itself, a gift from the art practice gods.
A CAREER IN
I don’t believe we necessarily get “better”
as our art career progresses, but that we acquire the ability
to go deeper. My career has certainly evolved,
but nothing essential has changed.
My mission has always been to make
art making and its benefits accessible to everyone,
that’s why I created The Drawing Studio.