Spending alot of time in the mountains and in the wildness I find that i am trully inspried by the natural world. The sulbities and natural images are inspirational... it doesnt seem to matter if you are looking at the same scene twice or many times it never is the same.
I am fascinated by the effects of light and shadow and how they can change the mood of an image, as well as being fascinated by added plays onlight and shadow and layers such as reflections. Mountains are incredibly dramatic and there is something about them that draws my attention. As I ilive and work predominently in the mountains I am lucky to witness the constant changes and play with light which changes form and mood....
It is interesting that when i am drawing mountains I find in the end I am not drawing mountains but light, shadow and shapes that become mountains when i stand back.. that I am drawing the mood of the mountains... the feelings that we can have when we are in the mountains... they have an incredible silence that is hard to find anywhere else
So in the natural beauty of our planet offers limitless motivation and material to draw, that light and shadow is what we see that defines what we see into shapes and things that we recognize and can change the mood and and shape of what we see in so many ways.
The media i use is varied and is often dictated by my transient lifestyle. Even though i majored in printmaking i tend to draw more using materials that are easy to take with me such as drawing ink, various pencils, compressed charcoal, conté, pastel, pens, gouche and acrylic paint.
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