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.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on August 20, 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.