I have always loved drawing intuitively. Gestural drawing is liberating. Responses are immediate and so spontaneous and direct as to permit an escape not possible for me with slower processes of creativity.
A South African workshop I attended early this year mentored by Dutch facilitators with a focus on “Leadership through Art” encouraged participants to transcend the ego by singing, dancing, drawing, painting and working with clay in an uninhibited way. This, together with a Nigel Mullens workshop and two week Summer School Course at the Slade Art School in London, has encouraged me to let go of an obsessive attachment to technical training and realism and to listen to my intuition.
It has been a liberating experience to simply
surrender and discover what happens. I’ve spent much of the time
at my disposal this year doing just that.
1960-1963 B.A. Rhodes University. Majors: History and Textile Design
2006 and 2007
Artist: JEN LEWIS
Title: Gestural Drawing III
Size: 26 x 27 cm
Media: Compressed charcoal on paper
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