New York City, years 1998 to 2004. During this time I created thousands of ink wash paintings. I would skate to various locations all over, with a pack of materials and paint 'En plein air'. I used fan brushes, Japanese Sumi ink- sometimes diluted in water and torn edged paper. Sometimes I just drifted, exploring, to return home at night. Manhattan, with its light and grit was my studio and subject matter. I worked from the nude model. Although in a more controlled environment than outdoors, my intentions and focus the same. To have fun, observe and record information, passages of light, shadow and time.
Ink Salon series