about

This is a collection of observations and notes about the art process, and the ideas and tools that I bring to the practice.

My introduction to art practice began with Saturday morning drawing lessons at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, and followed at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where I concentrated on drawing and painting, with continuing studies at The Art Students League in New York with Mary Beth McKenzie, Costa Vavagiakis, James Lancel McElhinney, and Henry Finkelstein, at the Museum School with Luther Price, and the New York Studio School with John Lees.

On Nantucket Island I exhibited regularly, and in 1990 founded The (x) Gallery with a group of artist friends. As the arts program director for the Artist’s Association of Nantucket, I curated film and visiting artist programs, taught drawing and printmaking, and organized two group exhibitions, Lives of Nantucket and Time Capsule, that were focused on multimedia and installation. I joined with artists Michael Perrone and Jess Gorell to form the Exchange group, and presented a mixed media exhibition in 2001.

An interest in video and computer graphics and the potential of the internet as venue for the presentation of art led to work in building web interfaces and programming, and employment in Boston and New York as a web designer and developer.

In addition to this website I have published lifedrawing.studio, for the presentation of figure drawings and portraits done from life or in the studio, and more recently, grahamwhite-art.com, for new work and collections of drawings and paintings that relate to the ideas I am working with in the present.

I hope there may be ideas here of interest or use, and would be happy to hear your thoughts about the work of making art.

—Graham White