Recent work: Visitors who come to see

Visitors who come to see

There are people traipsing in and out of here. They have come to look and maybe to buy. That’s all great and part of the plan. But, it can be very disruptive to my usually cherished and unimpeded work schedule. It will also knock out my napping plans. So, since I can’t be anything but polite. And, in fact, I am very appreciative of the traipsers and their interest. So, I deal with it all by drawing the kind of people that I usually see looking at art and checking my email. I do a lot of drawings like this, people lined up and looking at whoever is looking at them. There must be something built in to me to do this composition; I don’t even think about it when I start. Anyway, this one is a 18 x 24 drawing is in charcoal, compressed charcoal and sepia Conte stick on Strathmore 64 lb. charcoal paper. It was done quickly and in between other stuff.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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