ON VIEW: September 1-30, 2017
Artists' Talk: September 17, 1-3pm
Reception: September 1, 6-8pm
Reception: September 8, 6-8pm
Diane Newton
"Boston Drawings 2015-17"
"From Behind"
Charcoal and Pastel Pencil, 31"X27", 2017

The work in this show has come about from drawing the human figure. All the drawings initially were figurative-some remained figurative and others became non-figurative/abstract. My way of working-not actually having a vision of how the finished work will look-- reminds me of a statement by E L Doctorow: "You write to find out what you're writing." When I heard that, I was struck by its relevance to me--I draw to find out what I am drawing. This implies a bit of uncertainty, but the process is exciting, challenging and one that can take me to new visual territory. So, after a point, I stand back from what is on the easel and see what has come together...if I like it, if it works, it is a drawing I will share with others. This is how the drawings in this show came to be.

--Diane Newton