Sheila Simpson Studio

Contemporary Paintings and Mixed Media

Drawings

Prep Sketch for Ferry View A
Pencil - 6.5"x8"
Prep Sketch for Ferry View A
Pencil - 6.5"x8"
Ferry View Prep Sketch A
Pencil, Conte Crayon
6.5"x8"
Ferry View Prep Sketch A
Pencil, Conte Crayon
6.5"x8"
Three Ravens, Study for Scrolls
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 18"x24"
Three Ravens, Study for Scrolls
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 18"x24"
Four Vessels
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
Four Vessels
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
Vessels #2
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
Vessels #2
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
Vessels #12
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
Vessels #12
Conte Crayon - 16"x20"
911/01 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
911/01 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
911/02 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
911/02 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
911/04 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
911/04 Search and Rescue
Charcoal, Conte Crayon - 11"x17"
No More War
Charcoal - 18"x24"
No More War
Charcoal - 18"x24"
Habitat Destruction
Handmade paper, Ink 18"x24"
Habitat Destruction
Handmade paper, Ink 18"x24"

Drawing is often my way of thinking ahead, preparing for paintings.  At other times it is the final product.

The 911 drawings were an immediate response to the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York.  While they are many years old, I believe that keeping them here is a form of memorial to that tragedy.  The subject of search and rescue continues for many other events since then, whether it be floods, earthquakes, or the destruction from wars.