Oil Pastels/Mixed Media on Cardboard

I am presently working on a series of oil pastels on cardboard of LA figurative and costume models. These woman and men are painted and drawn all over LA from the suburbs to the city, the film studios to individual artist’s studios. They are the faces and bodies of the figurative art movement of our time. I had been documenting them through my work at my private, studio workshop called Imaginings Sketch until the emergence of Covid-19. I am now drawing on Zoom sessions with models from all over the world. Each model brings with them their point of view and the infinity of who they are. Covid-19 has brought isolation to my work and has put a barrier between myself and the live human figure usually before me. It is beginning to change the nature of my work.