11" x 14", graphite on Strathmore recycled drawing paper; Prismacolor Premier pencil on cheap copy paper.
24" x 36" composite image. Graphite drawing on Strathmore recycled drawing paper overlaid with Uniball and India ink images, then printed on 46-lb. archival paper.
Welcome to Savage Arts, the drawings and illustrations of
abstract pencil artist Kip Hubbard.
Kip Hubbard was born in Danbury, Connecticut and lived in Newtown for the first year of his life. His family moved east to Old Lyme when he was one. Though he didn't take drawing seriously until his mid-50's, 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 either my capacity or my passion for pencil drawing until 2011 when I was encouraged by my wife Robyn to "draw something" one Sunday in August. That simple suggestion has opened up a world of fulfillment, joy, and healing for me for the past decade, and I look forward to 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 lives in Aspen.
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
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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
Aspen, CO, USA