I am self-taught, I’ve been drawing ships on charts since 1968 and I’ve developed my own pen & ink style, layering thousands of loose and tight pen strokes. I use a technical drawing pen with a point diameter of thirteen thousandths of an inch; slightly larger than a human hair. An average sized drawing will have more than 25,000 individual pen strokes.
I’ve studied the history, design and construction of sailing ships and sailed on many working ships; all of my drawings are done free hand; their proportions are calculated in my head based on my understanding of ships – an understanding that can’t be taught; only learned.
All of the drawings are based on actual ships; I find their stories hidden away in libraries, archives and museums. After nearly 5 decades of research; I have hundreds of untold stories that make my drawings one of a kind.
FEB 17-19 COCONUT GROVE COMPLETE MIAMI, FL (map)
MAY 18-20 NORTH VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS BOOTH 419 RESTON, VA(website)
JULY 6-8 CHERRY CREEK ART SHOW BOOTH 271 DENVER, CO (website)
SEP1-3 ART IN THE PARK pending jury results MARIETTA, GA (website)
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