close focus drawings of landscapes using wax crayon on paper





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.