Figurative work

Turn (charcoal) by M-J Kelley

My artistic training began with classical figurative study. My initial work was very technical and precise. However it lacked the animation of life. Recognizing that was key to making a change. I began to trust my judgment and to allow my lines to loosen. “Turn” is a good example of how I was able to retain technical proficiency while adding the quality of emotion.

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