au naturel - drawing the nude Exhibition Statement

Charcoal on paper is, for me, the soul of all media.
Faced with a sheet of beautiful white paper and a stick of willow charcoal there are no escape routes, no ways to disguise, no distractions such as colour, and no second chances. Just a purity.
The paper can be soft and yielding or hard and brittle, smooth or textured, and the charcoal can glide or drag over it or crumble into it. Fingers can explore the possibilities.
Add the model into this mix – so much more than muscles, skin and bones. Empathy with the model, with the desire to depict the unadorned human form, with no costumes or background to seduce the eye, is paramount. Together you strive to make a work of art and suggest a meaning or mystery to it.
How exciting to draw a line, black on white, and start the journey! Glenys Buzza

The work is "very fresh and full of beautiful energy". Ginny Grayson, Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, RMIT, Melbourne. Lecturer in drawing at RMIT and Monash Universities.

Updated April 2019


Peace
Conte chalk on paper 56x42cm

The Male Body 2
Charcoal on paper 60x53cm

Study
Charcoal on paper 63x46cm


The Male Body 1
Charcoal on paper 70x56cm

Sleeping Nude 2
Charcoal on paper 25x41cm
Available

My Thoughts Are My Own
Charcoal 70x53cm
Available


Trilogy
Charcoal on paper 72x44cm

Available

Introspection
Mixed Media 44x37cm
Available

The Muse 2
Charcoal 72x44cm
Available

A Quiet Time
Charcoal on paper 52x39cm
Available

Beneath the Surface
Charcoal 22x14cm
Available




Nude
Ink on Japanese paper 17x13cm
Available

From My Window
Conte, 50x30cm
Available


Bathtime
Conte on Paper, 48x47cm
Available

Nudes
Charcoal, Conte, Pastel, 55x41cm
Available

Through the Window
Framed Conte 31x18cm
Available

Time Out
Charcoal & Pastel 46x72cm
Available

 

Sleeping Nude 3
Conte on Japanese paper 20x32cm
Available

Reverie
Conte on paper 57x42cm
SOLD

Vietnam Veteran
Charcoal on paper 66x47cm
SOLD

Woman in Red
Framed Conte on paper 72x36cm
SOLD

At Rest
Charcoal on paper 23x46cm
SOLD


Peace
Charcoal on paper 45x50cm
SOLD

Woman with Cushion
Charcoal & Pastel on paper 44x74cm
SOLD

Nude on Stool
Charcoal on ricepaper 69x40cm
SOLD

Impressions of Maturity
Charcoal on paper 66x55cm
SOLD

Portrait Perspectives
Charcoal on paper
SOLD

Annie
Monoprint 25x15cm
SOLD

Regrets
Conte on paper
SOLD

Annie in Boots
Charcoal on paper 72x27cm
SOLD

Woman Reading 1
Charcoal on paper
SOLD

Study
Charcoal Pencil 58x23cm
SOLD

Woman Reading 2
Charcoal on paper 42x73cm
SOLD

Study
Charcoal 76x55cm
SOLD

   
   
   
 


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