Monday, September 14, 2009

Done over the course of about five years, the preceeding images represent the collection of paintings that comprise what I now think of as Les Voyageuses.

As you can see, it has been an evolution and a process of experimentation. But the look, mood and theme have remained surprisingly consistent.

This is why, as I've said, I really feel as if they have forced themselves into this world, taken on a life of their own.

The process is still happening, but now that I have recognized them as "a project", I feel like I can see the road ahead, if not its end.

Many children, real and imaginary, familiar and unknown, have inspired these drawings, and I continue looking for inspiration everywhere I go.
This sketch is quite possibly the very first of the Les Voyageuses drawings, before I began working large and in color. I'm still particularly fond of this one, even though it doesn't exactly fit in with the rest. It is, if you will, my "missing link" - the origin of this particular species. I suppose, then, I should call her Lucy?


  1. Oh!! You are ridiculously talented!! Amazing! Can't wait for more!

  2. Please keep them coming, I love them all. The one with the time pieces just gets to my heart. As a child, I always thought I was too old and that time was passing me by. I know, odd child.

  3. Your drawings remind me of Carl Larsson. Very sensitive observation on children. Expressed in an introverted way. But yours are more surrealistic :)

  4. beautiful! I am such a huge fan of whimsical and fun and incredibly original. love all your inspirations...

  5. Alliot - you are very astute. Carl Larsson is one of my great idols among illustrators. I can't ever get over the crystal-clear perfection of his work.