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The Open Drawer

Throughout my many years as an artist, I considered my sketches too personal to sell, intimate and inseparable from the books, the digests and journals of my days. Now, I am choosing to open my sketch drawer and not only share my daily ritual with you, but each week will make one sketch available for purchase.

The Stairway Up

When I was a kid, I was fascinated with secret passages and hidden doorways, as if they were portals to another world. Perhaps that's why stairs, doors and mysterious corridors are drawn into (or out of) my sketches. Come with me, wherever your imagination leads us - up, down, around and through.



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The Sketch as Art
(ideas for displaying your, my, or any small drawing)

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