People and Portraits.

I love life drawing. It is a whole new challenge. Here we have a person that moves and thinks. A person that is here now but somewhere else later. Active with attitude and mood. This is so different from landscape or flowers. It is a different dynamic - more subject over a shorter time. There is the added challenge of accuracy. We all know what the human form looks like and despite its variations you know how it hangs together and if it doesn't hang together in a painting in a comprehensible way then for me it is unsuccessful. Life drawing and portraiture requirelooking and seeing in a different way and a skilled discipline. Drawing and observation is fundamental to all of my work and life drawing and portraiture challenge and hone it .