Description Charcoal pencil drawing of late summer flower. Please select the larger view to see full detail. Notice the detail and movement as the petals reach out to invite you. Image was pulled from the original natural paper and placed on a white background to allow the flower to pop.
Stephanie Varholak Almanza, Johnstown, PA Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement The collection of photographs and sketches found here are inspired by my love for nature and fixation with the singular moments within human emotion.
For me there is no more spectacular beauty than the real, natural living world around us; humanity in all its forms included. Environment has the power to induce strong human emotion and that relationship fascinates me. Photography is a wonderful medium to capture this, but I also adore the primal simplicity of charcoal and pencil sketching.
Feel free to lose yourself in one of the moments that I’ve tried to capture for you here.