Gratitude to Pouria Montazeri for this video clip.
11" x 14", Uniball pen on Strathmore recycled
The wild boy represents the unbridled and untamed spirit of youth that has faded through my adult years. Where once I believed anything was possible, those feelings have been papered over by obligation, correctness, expectation and even fear. The eye of this wild creature is all-seeing, daring me to step off the cliff that looks out over the black abyss. Reclaiming the wild boy energy comes in fits and starts as I contemplate the consequences.
This piece emerged after a very disturbing interaction my daughter had with a friend's father. I was so angry and felt as though any confrontation with the dad would cause damage to her most precious friendship that I had to channel my revulsion in as productive a way as possible.
This is a great example of how art has enabled me to channel energy, create a space for introspection, offer emotional release, and open the door for a deeper perspective on past and present events.
How I Really Feel
11" x 14", graphite on Strathmore recycled
Deep Blue See
11" x 14", graphite on Strathmore recycled drawing paper. Prismacolor pencil on Bristol Vellum.
* Winner: Savage Art's "Name That Drawing" contest (5/22/21)
Julie Kendrick VanderMeulen.
Thank you, Julie!
11" x 14", graphite on Strathmore recycled drawing paper; Prismacolor Premier pencil on cheap copy paper.
Welcome to Savage Arts
Kip Hubbard was born in Danbury, Connecticut. His family moved east to Old Lyme when he was one. His creative influences were many and began at a young age. His sister, Jane Jennings, is a successful multimedia artist whose work has been shown extensively up and down the East Coast for decades. His father, John Hubbard, was a landscape painter, pencil artist, art restorer and inventor. And his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Gates Hubbard, was an accomplished watercolorist. Many family friends were also talented painters, sculptors and artisans.
"I realize now that when I was a kid I was heavily influenced by the Old Lyme arts scene," Hubbard says. Old Lyme had been a prominent enclave at the turn of the 20th Century beginning with the Connecticut River School. That arts tradition continues today at both the Florence Griswold Museum and the Lyme Art Association.
"I didn't discover pencil drawing until 2011 when I was encouraged by my wife to "draw something" one Sunday in August. That seemingly off-handed suggestion has opened up a world of fulfillment, joy, and healing for me for the past decade. I look forward to creating and presenting many more pieces in the coming years."
A longtime resident of Colorado, Hubbard returned in 2020 to the Roaring Fork Valley from Boulder and currently lives in Carbondale.
11" X 14", Uniball ink pen on Strathmore recycled drawing paper.
18' x 24", Prismacolor Premier colored pencil on archival paper.
11" x 14", acrylic on canvas.
HOLE IN THE HEAD
19" x 24", Prismacolor Premier colored pencil on Hahnmuhle archival paper. 2012
18" x 24", Prismacolor Premier colored pencil and ink on 46-lb archival paper. 2020
12" x 18", Prismacolor Premier colored
pencil on copy paper.
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How I Really Feel
In Your Hands
Cyril the Elf
Man In a Tree
Eye of the Needle
Havelin the Sage
Under Construction (graphite)
Map of the Human Heart
Plumbing the Human Heart
Hole in the Head
DUST TO DUST
18" x 24", Prismacolor Premier colored pencil and ink on 46 lb. archival paper.
11" x 14", Graphite on
Strathmore drawing pad
17" x 22", Prismacolor Premier colored
pencil and ink on 46 lb. acid free paper.
Out of the Ether, 24" x 36", Prismacolor Premier colored pencil and ink on