Turning famous paintings into drawings started as an exercise to develop
my drawing skills but quickly turned into a very satisfying means of
artistic expression. I don't consider
these to be copies any more than a still-life is a copy of the
objects being depicted. In this case, it just happens to be master
paintings which serve as the beautiful and inspiring subjects of my drawings.
Anne of Cleves
With her magnificent jewel-laden clothing,
Hans Holbein the Younger created a weighty painting
appropriate for such an exalted subject. Not being bound by the
constraints of a royal portraitist, I was free to turn the
solemn queen into a floating angel.
Danse de Paysans
Isolating the figures in this work of Peter Paul Rubens
emphasizes the magnificent baroque twists and turns
of its complex design.
Madonna and Child
This drawing brings out the wonderful lines
and beautiful expressions created