I love to draw.
It is very much an extension of my thoughts and feelings, and my drawings reveal thoughts I cannot express adequately with words.
I spent twelve years as an art director and set designer for motion pictures and television, drawing 12+ hours a day. Over time, it became my favorite medium and a much needed outlet in times of stress.
The Library People are portrait drawings done on the inside covers or pages of discarded books, mostly ex-library books. You can read more about them on my Library People page.
Pencil Portraits and Urban Landscapes
I am particularly attracted to drawing urban landscapes and portraits. A large body of my work has been centered around a series of drawings called the Library People.
My most recent series has been the Radio Heads. These are portraits drawn on pages from some discarded ham radio log books that I found at a flea market. Covered with hand written notes and the occasional coffee ring stain, they make a great backdrop for this series of portrait drawings. When I think of the guys who were into ham radio in the past, I think of them as the nerds of the 1950s and 60s. They were the ones who spoke to people around the globe when everyone else was writing letters, and the world was very small indeed. I think it must have been very exciting to have been part of those first do-it-yourself global communications.