Discovering a Personal Style
Discovering the Artist Voice Within
On a whim, I started to post a few of my primitive drawings on Instagram. An artist friend, Jeff Juhlin, suggested I join the #100DaysProject and commit to making a 100 drawings. In some ideal world, this happens on a daily basis. I did make a new drawing every day early on, and it was very useful for me. Then, life interrupted quite a bit and not being one to fall prey to irrational pressure, I gave myself the space and time to finish on my own time frame.
I never dreamed that I would unearth a unique style and vocabulary of elements! I made a few small commitments to the work:
- No preconceived ideas; just show up and let my hand/body start moving on the page.
- No measuring or pencil sketching on the page; each stroke was drawn in permanent archival ink.
- No images were rejected; I numbered and shared each one.
Of course there are some I like more than others but this exercise of radical acceptance removed a lot of the usual angst and confusion that many artists experience. Likewise, starting with a daily practice took the onus off of each drawing. Alas, there will be another one tomorrow. So once again, art becomes a metaphor for life and radical self-acceptance is one of my core beliefs.
I created a video so you can scroll though all 100 and see my process and progress. I’ve also uploaded all of the images so you can find your favorites at a glance. I intend to upload the individual images shortly.
Artwork for Sale
Each hand-drawn original artwork is on Canson Mix Media paper using permanent, archival ink, and measures 8″x8″. These are available matted for $175 each, unframed or $195 framed in a black, 12″x12″ wood frame. I can assist you with additional framing if you like.
I have scanned the images and am also offering open edition prints, printed on Hahnemühle Museum Etching Inkjet Paper with archival digital ink. These prints are the same size, matted, as above and are available for $50 each. Add $25 if you want them framed in a standard black frame. Please contact me if you would like to make a purchase.