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pen and ink, and pencil drawings, on-site sketches and studio work of historic buildings and sites in the Kootenays of British Columbia.
Line Drawings from the Past
Historic Kootenays and more.....
I'm in the process of preparing for a move after eighteen years as a Cortes Island resident.  This upcoming move has precipitated a review of my art career which now spans more than forty years.  As I come across files, binders, slides and actual artwork this re-examination is proving a valuable experience.  I already anticipate a change in how I approach my work as I'll have somewhat less studio space and I plan to stop doing larger acrylics. Rediscovering my old pen and ink drawings was another pleasant surprise.  They are strong images, with a good interplay between the lights and darks and mid-tones.  I really enjoy working with ink, pen and brush so this is a refreshing idea.  I've also included one pencil sketch from the same era that was part of an illustrated magazine article I wrote.  I'd love to do pen and ink plein air, maybe with watercolour.  I'm looking forward to the adventure of a new location and new vistas to creatively interpret.