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October 31, 2009

Meet the correspondents: NEW YORK CITY > Butch Belair

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"I'm a photographer and digital artist living in Brooklyn. Perhaps because I work in advertising where many hands shape my work, drawing is something I do for myself, like a meditation: sitting for long stretches of time, calmed by the varied forms, texture and fabric of the city and how they are changed and shaped by light. I appreciate the press of time and striving to keep my composure as the light rapidly changes, hoping to capture the small details without losing the overall mood. I aspire to be focused and open at the same time, constantly intrigued by what something actually looks like, as opposed to the idea of it in my head. I drew a lot as a kid, but lost interest for reasons I can't recall. A few years back I started drawing again with a pen and a sketchbook and have since been testing my hand at watercolor. Now, if I could, I would do little else."

• Butch's art on flickr.

16 comments :

gabi campanario said...

welcome Butch, glad to have you here!

Maria said...

Loooooooove your collections of "B&W Drawings #2" and "Watercolor sketches"!!! :)

memi said...

Welcome, Butch! I know what you mean about wanting to do little else. Looking forward to more...

Don McNulty said...

Really enjoyed cruising through your flickr pages, looking forward to future drawings.

Stephen Gardner said...

Your reputation precedes you Mr Belair, Really looking forward to your contributions to this site.

enrique said...

Welcome here, Butch

kumi matsukawa said...

I enjoy seeing NY through your eyes/your sketches very much!

Veronica Lawlor said...

Welcome! Looking forward to your posts...

Jason Das said...

Welcome, Butch!

matthew_c said...

Yes, welcome - great work.

kane said...

A genius if there ever was one.

patrick said...

I likethis kind of travaif made “on the sharp” Cheer

So long

Patrick said...

Afflicted, an error slipped into my comment during machine translation from french text, here the text:

I like this kind of work taken “on the sharp”. Bravo !!

www.patrick-mahieu.be

CEDHAR said...

Welcome, Butch! I really love your sketch...

gerard michel said...

I'm happy...
to see you with us here,
and to see your head, for the first time !
You know that I'm a fan of your drawings.

Anonymous said...

The more people who see your work, the more they will know what I know. You have a great gift.
xo P