This is Alison. She is an artist living on Monhegan Island, a sparsely populated island about 10 miles off the coast of Maine that draws artists from around the world inspiring them with it's dramatic coastline and traditional way of life. She paints landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and figures with oils and pastels.
Just about every week during the fall, winter, and spring I see her at a life drawing session. We both like to get there early to get a good place to draw from. I usually sit to her right (perhaps I'm hoping some of her amazing talent will arc directly into me). One of my favorite parts of the evening is seeing the beautiful drawings and paintings she produces.
10.5x6 graphite and watercolor. #194