MIXED MEDIA PAINTINGS ON PAPER
All my paintings are based on drawings done at concerts and rehearsals.  They are not portraits of musicians in the normal sense.

I work from a series of brief sketches, a few written notes and the music which I listen to again if possible .. and of course my memory of the event. Occasionally, depending on the venue, I am drawing in the near dark. 

Achieving a sense of depth in the finished work is important as well as an all important sense of movement through the gesture of the figures. Recently I have been incorporating writing and musical score where it seemed relevant.  I am reaching towards integrating the abstracted figure shapes into the shapes which represent the music.  The music and the musician are one.

MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER