This is a portrait of an old grotesque woman.  I sought to fashion the portrait after the figures of Francisco De Goya's black series of paintings which featured grotesque caricatures of humanity.

This piece was created using charcoal in a subtractive method. I first began by covering the surface with a layer of powdered charcoal. then using and eraser or chamois cloth, I removed the charcoal to "reveal" the image. I then went back into the drawing with compressed charcoal to darken and refine areas. This piece is on heavyweight paper and has been sprayed with a fixative. It will need a frame for display.

- Drew McSherry

Grotesque Old Woman

Charcoal drawing on paper
Signed on back

18" h x 17" w 
0 lbs. 0 oz.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on August 31, 2017.

Drew McSherry
Salinas, California

Getting to Know Drew

Drew McSherry finds inspiration in the paranormal and the darker parts of life. His images contain a sense of the macabre and oftentimes feel fantastical. He currently lives in California and has been influenced by artists like Eugéne Carriére and Odilon Redon. Fun fact: when he’s not painting, he is working on a series of children’s books.