In every culture and throughout the ages people have used works of art to reduce stress and bring happiness into their lives. My answer to this universal need has been to create whimsical cartoon-like drawings to amuse, delight and distract viewers from their worries. The drawings feature imaginary people, animals and objects that evoke but do not represent reality. They are inspired by graphic and aboriginal art, surrealism, minimalism, abstraction and even cubism but fit comfortably in none of these categories.
Music too informs my art. I often use a special line or shape throughout a work, much as a composer uses a musical "motif" to give unity to his composition.
My whimsical drawings as viewed below fall into seven categories: Human/Human-like, Animals, Fish and Reptiles, Birds and Insects, Unusual Companions, Abstracts, and Miscellaneous. Prints are available in black and white, and colour where indicated, and in an 8 x 10 inch format that will accommodate a standard, matted, document-sized frame. Larger sizes are available on request.
Many of the prints are suitable for children who may also enjoy coloring them. Others are associated with occupations and character types and make great birthday gifts.
To help viewers search for drawings with specific themes in mind, we also provide an index of drawings by titles at the bottom of the page.
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