Torn Apart (12×12 inches coloured pencil on paper unframed) 2022


This piece was created using soft-core pencil, pastel, acrylic paint and graphite on high quality 184 lb mixed media paper. Lots of smudging, blending and Sgrafitto technique (scraping back layers) was used to create texture. Wax paper transfer was used to create the small spidery marks.

There is no intent to create an image that looks like something. Rather, the work is an expression of things observed, seen, felt and thought about in the everyday.

This piece is called torn apart. The finished piece reminded me of scraps of torn paper – perhaps some from the same place – perhaps not.

Art is shipped in a sturdy dent-resistant cylindrical tube.

Please let me know via if you would like this piece framed. We can discuss options.