Figure Studies

Throughout my career, drawing the human figure has remained a continuing and renewing part of my artistic activity. I taught life drawing for more than 30 years, so drawing the nude was readily available. I often drew alongside the students, demonstrating techniques or illustrating an aspect of human anatomy, but more often because I had a compelling response to the model’s pose. Although most of these drawings remain quite academic, they provided valuable reference material for working more freely from the imagination, which I’ve done with several thematic series of drawings.