Here is a recent A3 charcoal drawing titled The Thinker. From this you might see I LOVE to draw. It has always been in my blood and I can remember from an early age my feeble attempts to draw. Nobody around me knew anything about art but my father was a musician. He played several instruments. I eventually became a drummer as I also love rhythm.
But in those early days I loved to just draw. Anything would do. I would copy cartoons even though it would be many years later before I discovered POP ART with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein who I meet in New York at the Leo Castelli Gallery. Roy asked where I was from and when I said Australia he said …..”how did you get here……swim?” He was so easy to talk to and gave me some encouragement at the time.
Anyway getting back to my story ……around….maybe 9 years of age I began asking some friends to “sit” for me even though I did not know that term at the time. They were my humble but sincere attempts to draw what I saw.
Guess this thinker got me “thinking” about my beginnings as an artist.
How about you? Does The Thinker get you thinking about what you love to do.
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