“Life Force” guiding our history, our body and spirits.
Self portrait art, life drawing, gesture, and plein air painting.
And extended contour studies, slower than you have ever drawn before, like the salsa dancers whose routine was facing one another entirely motionless.
My earliest mentors reach back into early 2Oth century art.
I have studied the Austrian Expressionists, George Innes, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Pablo Picasso, Ludwig Kirschner, van Gogh and Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec, Aristide Maillol, Arshille Gorky, Willem De Kooning, Cecily Brown, Cy Twombly, Georg Baselitz, William Blake, H.R. Giger, WW2 and the Cambodian holocaust, neuropsychology and the psychoanalytic theories of Sigmund Freud, Stanislav Grof, Carl Jung and Melanie Klein.
Currently pursuing more lifelong interest in the American Civil War, and Custer Legend.
Materials for initial in class session provided.