Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Recently I completed my fifth Moleskine Sketchbook which is great because I get to move on to another one with endless possibilities, and on the other hand it is like saying goodbye to a long time companion. Once the book goes on the shelf I rarely look at it again.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Doing a random search online for Moleskine sketchbooks I came across these three artists. It's always interesting to see what people do in these little black books which have a huge following world wide. Each one of these three artists has a different vision and style, but all are connected through the expression of drawing/sketching on a regular basis.
These three books are a testament of how creativity is boundless, all you have to do is pick up a pen or pencil and start putting down some lines on paper, you might be surprised where that may take you. I hope you enjoy these videos by Marco Mazzoni, Nicolas Weis, and Little Su.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
(with friend and painter Robert Szot)
Sugarlift's DRAW: Artists Take Over the Subway event last Saturday was a success. More people than we expected showed up to draw with us and many of them very talented. There was an incredible energy at our meeting spot in Union Square, as artists from all walks of life introduced themselves and chatted. Before you knew it sketchbooks were being shown off and everyone talked about what they did and how they went about it. We were all dorking out with each other, an experience I've never had before in my years as a practicing artist in NYC.
(Installation view of Robert Szot's work and mine)
After going up to 96th St and back down town we all walked to the gallery space at 2 Rivington St, where the host artists frantically put the last finishing touches on their sketches and hung them up.
(Installation of Robert Szot and Anne Watkins' work)
(Installation of Sugarlift Director Wright Harvey's drawings on left, next to Guno Park's subway riders)
(Guno Park's subway riders)
This was an amazing experience, so much so that I think I may keep drawing subway riders. I was inspired by a lot of the people I met on Saturday, and I took a few pointers as well. Stay tuned.
(Drawings by Evan Kitson)
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
"Most of these are private drawings to find out something, to make notations, or just to experiment. You want to feel that these are things that will never be seen."
- Wayne Thiebaud -
Friday, August 17, 2018
Young New Yorkers' Art Not Jail Program. For more information take a look at the press release below. This event is made possible by Sugarlift.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
make my own sketchbooks. I never get rid of things because you never know when you may need them. Stay tuned for more sketchbook stories.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
post about a commission I had been given to execute a watercolor design for a Christmas card. This year I have been commissioned again by the same clients and I have been working hard to deliver the image they have in mind. The commission changed a bit last year to include a portrait of the clients' French Bulldog Peter. This year we are sticking to the same theme with more of a focus on him.