|Dancers - Henry More!|
My first introduction to such a task was in the 60s. I had a wonderful friend Erika who ran a creative dance school. The dancers moved to classical music and made use of colourful scarves. This coincided with my interest in Henry Moore and his drawing of people.
|Drawing from the 60s|
At another friends advice I went
In the last few years I have returned to figure drawing and I am planning to develop some paintings along the theme. Two artists have caught my attention for inspiration de Kooning and Richard Diekenkorn. Painting in figurative style in the 80s, after a period of abstract expressionism and hard
Two other influences that seem hard to ignore in this area of figure drawing are Picasso and Matisse - I particularly like Matisse. Both seem to appear in my drawings - guess I will have to live with their influence until I work through them.
One New Zealand artist I admire is Pat Hanly - the figures on the beach series. They seem to me to relate to Matisse's later cut out pieces.
Everything goes into the mix - who knows what might emerge? That's the ultimate challenge of art.
|Small painting 90s|
|Painting in progress|