I’ve been thinking about the consistency of my work lately and although I still feel that I have a ways to go to having a consistent body of work, I’m seeing certain reoccurring themes and style in my drawings, particularly the female form, floral elements and things with wings with a subtle hint of surrealism here and there. I see that I’m particularly drawn to trying to express a certain softness and elegance with natural beauty, while trying to capture delicate details and subtle emotions. I suspect this trajectory I’m on in my work is partially influenced by the aesthetics and philosophy of Eastern cultures in my life, particularly Chinese and Japanese.

As I progress I realize I want my art to exhibit more than just my skills in pointillism. I recently had the pleasure of having a friend express to me that my drawing “Unfold” made her feel some sort of way. That’s when it clicked in me that that was what I wanted; people to feel some sort of way when they view my work. I understand that I may not be able to do that with every drawing because some pieces I do for the pleasure of an artistic challenge rather than effect. But if I can move some people some of the time with what I create, I’ll feel I’m moving in the right direction towards my goal of creating things that are a bit more moving.

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

3 thoughts on “Consistency”

    1. I’m horrible at giving myself some credit. Unfortunately I’m a perfectionist but slowly I’m learning to see the value and beauty in what appears to be imperfection to me.


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