When I am visiting a place, whether it is for the first time, or the hundredth time, I will take paper, charcoal, ink and graphite and I will draw from direct observation. The results of this activity are works in their own right. They are not preparatory studies for my paintings. Paintings of the same place may well be made in my studio, but drawings form a separate part of my activity as an artist. They inform my memory and are a result of intense observations, but are not compositional studies done prior to other works. Drawings, however, are often developed into other larger drawings or prints, especially woodcuts, etchings and sometimes lithographs.

Wood cuts, lithographs and etchings


 Graphite, charcoal and ink drawings


© Paul Finn

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