‘Sketch from Robert George Sanders performance’ by Tricia Pepper



Charcoal and soft pastels on paper, 25 cm x 35cm.
Work produced at the PORTRAIT 39: Special Event in collaboration with Robert George Sanders on 13/2/21

This drawing was produced at an extraordinary Portrait event with Robert George Sanders on Saturday 13/2/21. It was a mesmerising and powerful performance accompanied by atmospheric sound by Samuel D Loveless. I found it a totally spellbinding experience. It fascinates me how Zoom has created a totally new way of seeing and drawing a face – so close to the camera and with the added drama of light, movement and odd, foreshortened perspective.
I was inspired by an Expressive Portrait workshop run by Kim Scouller to use colour and lively marks in a way I hadn’t done before.