|Restaurant - NYC|
I discovered Urban Sketchers in November 2009 and was immediately committed. My first outing was at Volunteer Park in Seattle and ever since I have been regularly making the 60-mile trek from my home in Olympia, Washington to join the Seattle sketchers.
|Olympia skyline from Rotary Park, west Olympia|
|Joshua Tree National Park|
What I love about urban sketching is that it gets me out in the world. I can do art anywhere I am -- no need for a studio with an extensive collection of materials. Also sketching in public is much easier with a group. I used to be a surreptitious sketcher too shy to show but I've come out of the closet and now. When onlookers ask questions I can tell them about Urban Sketching and it takes the pressure off. I love sharing the experience of opening our eyes to see the world, one sketch at a time.