The layering of marks is a way of building and reflecting on experience – capturing presence and suggesting an absence or loss of being through obliterating the surface.
The development of a personal language, as a vehicle to convey meaning and ideas, is central to my practice and an endeavour to express the fragility and frailties of life and the human condition.

21 thoughts on “drawings

  1. Thanks for leaving such a generous comment on my drawings gallery. Your work is inspired and I shall look forward to seeing more in the future. It is always exciting to see how differently other people use line in their work 🙂

  2. Veronica, are the works in a sequence? The command of color is quite outstanding. The exploration in the drawings at the top is intriguing.

  3. Are the works in sequence? – almost – the most recent are at the top of the page – so there is a kind of progression. There are lots more unfinished / not posted.
    I struggle a lot with the drawings and like to show that struggle through the layering and exploration of line and form. I often almost completely block out a ‘finished’ work with gesso and allow traces from the original to reveal themselves – and work over with a completely different image. The two top images started in quite different places. Thanks for your interest, comments and questions.

  4. Hi Comfort – I am currently represented by Anthea Polson Art, Southport Australia. The gallery has a good selection of work and if there was something here or on my Instagram account that is available I am sure they would be helpful. Humble apologies I don’t normally do commissions – my experience with them has not been overly positive. Thank you so much for your generous comments and interest in my work kindest regards

  5. Hi Veronica, I love your drawings and sculptures, saw them first on Instagram. You are an inspiration to me as I attempt to draw more, and to loosen up in my drawing. Are your figures always drawn from life, or are they from your imagination? Sheryl

  6. Hi Sheryl thanks for your email – yes most of my drawings and sculptures are developed from images developed in lifedrawing sessions. I am very lucky that i attend and help run a weekly lifedrawing group – this provides me sometimes with actual drawings that I can build on – but mostly very good source material. Sometimes I draw without a model or working drawings – I don’t use photographs as I find they interrupt my interpretation 🙂

  7. Love your work. Do you work with oil on canvas or usually on snowden paper. When working on paper, do you feel putting it under glass takes away from the experience of your art?

  8. Hi Vicki thanks for your question – if I have a drawing on paper that I want to paint I will use a clear gesso on the paper then paint in oil and these could be left unglazed – I have at times waxed drawings that have been glued onto boards / and I do paint on canvas. Yes the glass does interfere with the surface but in our humid climate the paper might deteriorate really quickly ?

  9. Hi Paddy thanks for your interest Studio Gallery Melbourne currently has some large scale prints but will be listing s couple of smaller ones in the next few days. Currently they are the only Gallery supplying any limited edition prints of my work. Best wishes

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