I love faces. Largely self-taught, I started drawing caricatures as a way to explore the essence of an individual’s appearance, and then moved into realist art. My drawing tools are charcoal and graphite, and occasionally pen and ink. I find that rendering in shades of gray with this dry media offers a tactile experience which feels akin to sculpting in two dimensions. I am constantly striving for the most striking balance between light and shadow, form and line, and tone and texture.

For prints, go to livecoalgallery.com

For commissions, email mrschumack@gmail.com


Solo show - Pages Bookshop, Detroit MI - March 2017

Solo show and LiveCoal Gallery’s anniversary show - Always Brewing Detroit, Detroit, MI - June 2018

Monochroma exhibition at 10th Annual ArtPrize - Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Grand Rapids, MI - September 2018

105th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition - Scarab Club, Detroit, MI - December 2018