close focus drawings of landscapes using wax crayon on paper

Drawing/Pastels

SPACE #

130

ABOUT THE ART

Bill Donnelly's drawings and paintings have been included in area exhibitions and have occasionally been used on book covers. His recent work focuses on close-up drawings of the natural environment, with the intention of creating images that are primarily representative of their subject yet abstract enough in composition to invite a range of viewer interpretations. His medium is wax crayon on paper and his technique incorporates a layering of gestural strokes that result in an expressive, textural effect. His drawings are made from images that are seemingly commonplace but always personal, and are intended to evoke a sense of familiarity with the viewer. These drawings rely heavily on the application of fundamental drawing principles and those learned as a graphic designer to create dynamic compositions that are both original and evocative, while remaining respectful of their subject.

BACKGROUND