Ed Epstein Fine Art


Though I stopped painting for 40 years I continued drawing through all that time.  Most of the drawings shown here actually date from the 8-year period in which I lived on the boat and cruised the Caribbean, the small space aboard limiting the size of the work to sketchbook dimensions.

It was in Trinidad, in fact, that I discovered the black sketchbook, which completely turned around my drawing style. On white paper you draw shade, shadows.  On black paper you’re actually drawing light. Big difference. I highly recommend getting a black sketchbook and going at it.

When I’m at a music event, if I’m not playing I’m usually drawing.  Hence the many musician sketches.