I am inspired by the darker things in life: graveyards, old houses, ghost stories, and monsters. This piece depicts the emotional expression of death and loss. I have witnessed the struggle of grief in the past two years as my wife lost her mother and aunt. I wanted to create a piece symbolizing the pain she is experiencing.  The drawing was created in charcoal. I used a subtractive method where I covered the surface with a thick layer of compressed charcoal, then removed the charcoal using chamois cloths, erasers, and my fingers to create the image. This piece is on heavyweight paper and will need a frame for display.

- Drew McSherry

Mourning Woman

Charcoal drawing on paper

Signed on back

25" h x 19" w 
0 lbs. 0 oz.



Drew McSherry
Halifax, Canada

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.