Description My wife and I were walking out of Penn Station along 33rd heading towards Broadway on a rainy afternoon heading for lunch with my daughter when she stopped cold and pointed out the pigeons bathing on the flooded street. She was very upset at not having her camera so I knew this was a good subject for a drawing.
Richard De Lorenzo, Philadelphia Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement The process of transforming an empty page into an image has been an obsession of mine for many years. That process has led me from drawing, to water color, to pastel, and at my wife’s insistence pen and ink. Having learned a valuable lesson from that experience, her suggestion to focus on pen and ink has resulted in the work presented here. Pen and ink work is a meditation, and has proven to be an enlightening way for me to translate a vision into physical reality.
I work quietly, letting the image in my mind free my pen to move across the paper. My paintings are finished when the pen stops moving.