Heidi Lefebvre

Drawing Guide

a puzzle, a cure, a tonic, a tourniquet

The underside of a mushroom is soft in colour and to the touch

Reading Guide

Drawing beyond representation. 

Philosophy drawings. 

Direct expression and play, duel with skill and expectation. Sometimes heartbreaking but always delivering insight into the mental, physical and social expression of the artist.

Shaking crumbs from the tablecloth over the edge of the balcony.

Everything we make is important 

to the next thing we make 

is important to the next 

thing we make is 

important to 

the next 


Reading Guide


I keep drawing clothing as representing people, but universal "people". All of us. The clothes are empty, they move around in the picture or are poised for some action.

The objects and the environments are based on a real thing or place but then I leave that behind as I draw. A coat manifests into a feeling. A bogeyman. A wise ass on a street corner. The moment never lasts but drawings are glimpses of when a torch light shines on the cave roof. 

I like to jump out into the open space of the drawing.

Sometimes the movement of the pencil echoes the texture of the fabric, a smooth line; a fluid cloth. a tight mark, a small stitch. The sensations are connected and the visual experience of the drawing mimics the actual object from life. But it's the action that expresses the connection. Like a weird dance of the hands? The ideas, objects and the dance are reaching out.

They have meaning

in the moment

pencil on paper

Imagination population

and collectively

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