Drawing Portfolio

Efterpe Troupis's passion and bliss are in drawing and painting.

"When I was growing up in Illinois, I drew corn in all its states of growth and decay to teach myself how to draw. My artwork has always had a tension between realism and the conceptual search for meaning. Whether in portraiture or my other fine art commissions the privilege of another day of honing these skills humbles this person."


Wraptures

"The wraptures series started in Florence as a study of air movement through cloth. It has evolved into describing my interior, psychological spaces."


Get a Grip
charcoal and chalk on gray paper
100 x 36 in. (254 x 91 cm)


Dark Mirage
charcoal on paper
38 x 28 in. (97 x 71 cm)


Under the Eaves
charcoal on paper
100 x 36 in. (254 x 91 cm)


Wrapture
charcoal on paper
25 x 18 in. (64 x 46 cm)


Playing Lost-and-Found
charcoal on paper
18 x 25 in. (46 x 64cm)

Pleasure
charcoal on paper
20 x 18 in. (51 x 46 cm)

New Gold
charcoal on paper
38 x 28 in. (97 x 71 cm)

Trees

"My trees are my connection to the natural world and my search for where I belong in it."


Earthbound
graphite on paper
6.5 x 7.5 in. (17 x 19 cm)



Bird Tree
graphite on paper
5 x 6 in. (13 x 15 cm)

Slick
graphite on paper
2.5 x 3.5 in. (6 x 9 cm)



Gently Old
graphite on paper
7.5 x 6.5 in. (19 x 19 cm)

Friends
graphite on paper
4 x 19 in. (10 x 48 cm)



Soul
graphite on paper
9 x 8 in. (23 x 20 cm)