Gordon Connell is at the beginning of his transition into the character of Mark Twain, during the Broadway run of "Big River." This is graphite on paper, and influenced by my love of Northern Renaissance portraits by Durer, Holbein and Levina Teerlinc, Neoclassical work by Ingres and the composition of Japanese prints. It was fascinating to watch Mr. Connell's transformation from actor to legend. This piece is 16x20. It was in the North Dakota National Drawing competition.

 These are two drawings I did backstage at Circle in the Square Downtown during "Diamonds." I sketched the wardrobe area and and the wardrobe mistress at work. I am always looking to more of these backstage art pieces.

This is a drawing of Page Johnson, in his role of the Old Man in "Fool for Love" which played at the Douglas Fairbanks THeatre. It is 16x20 inches, graphite on paper. I love doing these portraits of an actor in character. I try to show how the makeup works on the actor's face. Email me if you have a production and don't mind a quiet artist wandering around with a camera. And a note to actors: anyone allowed backstage with a camera must be cleared with the company. When I did my Broadway pieces, we did not know it had to be cleared with union people.