Rose Wall Art, Weeping Roses and paper making
Here are some of my drawings and portraits. These are available as a print, I also teach an introduction to drawing class and accept commission portrait work. You can download the price list here price list. I ask for 50% down and the balance when finished. I can work from a photo or live sitting. An example of a series of portraits can be found at The Joe Girz Project. This was a series of a family friend that consisted of 18 drawings and 37 people. A few of the following original drawings are available for sell please contact me for more information.
Paper Making Drawing Classes Doodling
Drawing has become a passion and obsession. The following quote from Hokusai illustrates this:
"From the age of six I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was fifty I had published a universe of designs. but all I have done before the the age of seventy is not worth bothering with. At seventy five I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am eighty you will see real progress. At ninety I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At a hundred I shall be a marvelous artist. At a hundred and ten everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokosai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing." -- Hokusai
Whether it's a child with their innocence and freedom to explore or the adult that begins again to have that freedom and take a chance to explore - this is what art does, this is what art is, and this is what I try to do as a teacher.
My paper making classes are designed for children as an introduction to learn about recycling paper and make something new and unique. My "Introduction to Drawing" class is primarily directed to middle age to older adults who may have always wanted to learn to draw but never had time. At this stage in their lives drawing is and can be a vital uplifting to their spiritual health, mental health and a fulfillment of a desire to do something they now have time to pursue.