"I love figure drawing because it is my sacred space, it offers me the opportunity to practice seeing and creating what I see, as I see it.
In the atmosphere of concentration I feel alone amongst other artists, all experiencing their own process. I think the sound of other
artists working gives life drawing its hushed reverence.
My favourite models are the dynamic ones. It is great to have a model who understands that by twisting their body or by foreshortening
themselves they offer a more interesting subject. It's great when they suggest poses and the poses are dynamic and considered.
I feel like figure drawing is my artistic workout, I certainly couldn’t keep artistically fit without it."
If you're interested in figure drawing and you happen to be in Languedoc in South France, you might wish to join the Monday morning life drawing group between 10am and midday at the MJC in Esperaza for figure drawing. There is no formal tuition and the morning passes with the gentle concentration of artists working on their individual drawings in a range of styles and media.