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  • I started to draw when I was a child not knowing that it would become such a large part of my life. I did know that drawing gave me a focus, an attachment to another world separate from daily living, and then, ultimately to the real world of living.


    I spent my professional life primarily as a gallery director and teaching students how to work in the world of art museums; I also taught drawing to students, some who found the same enjoyment I found in the practice.


    When I retired from teaching in 2010, I continued in the practice of drawing. It is a demanding discipline and it is a pleasure. Drawing can be a whole form of art making surpassing the notion that it is only preliminary to painting. I like drawings that are about the art of art, invention, surface, focus, media and a resolved aesthetic that is wholly owned by the work.


    I feel that ultimately these drawings are about being present and being well within that presence. Their utility is to provide a quietness and the reminder that within that stillness there is abundant information for the observer to create a vision of their own making.

MARTIN SANDERSON MORGAN