For almost a year I had walked past a poster advertising, Ariel fitness classes, on Barrington street thinking; ‘That would make a good drawing.’, when one day I finally plucked up enough courage to go in and ask – this was the result. The position on the right is called, ‘The Man In The Moon’. Thank you to Christy and Cait at Studio InEssence for patiently hanging around while I sketched.
The Northern Hemisphere tilts away from the Sun, held fast by the icy grip of Winter, darkness descends upon us and Summer seems like some long forgotten dream. (Very poetic). This post is designed to brighten a dull day; In the warmer months tourists are a common sight Halifax, on this particular day I sat in my usual corner, in my usual café, drawing when this fellow walked in and sat right across from me, needless to say I abandoned the portrait I was working on, to capture his striking hairline and moustache. I imagined he was an Electronica guru from Berlin.
Drawings that didn’t make the final cut for The Long Goodbye article in The Chronicle Herald. The experience of spending time with people in the autumn of their lives left a lasting impression, and made me think about how fleeting life is.
Draw the Public adorned the front cover of The Chronicle Herald Magazine’s October edition. The article was a personal account of Alzheimer’s written by a journalist whose own mother suffers from the disease. Drawings were made on site on the locked floor of a nursing home. Thank you to both the occupants and staff for putting up with me and my frantic sketching.