ABOUT what I DO

I am a Halifax-based Nova Scotia artist and illustrator connecting myself and others with subject matter that inspires and moves me.

 

I have two approaches to creating a drawing or painting. One, the default approach, is to labour over a piece until I have produced work that at a basic level satisfies me. This is, for the most part, a painful process but one for which I am highly motivated to see through to its end. Many of my pencil drawings and watercolour paintings are produced under this approach.

The other approach, one I find counterintuitive, is to dive in without the possibility of fixing an errant pencil line or accidental brushstroke. This process is quicker and the outcome uncertain, but the results can be very rewarding. Most of my ink drawings are produced through this approach.

Welcome to my site.

© 2019 by ROBERT MARTEL

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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