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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Meet the Correspondent: Jane Dillon Wingfield

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Simply put, I love sketching. I've worked in a variety of mediums using many styles but was always a little frustrated not having enough time to complete major projects. In 2006, my son gave me a small sketchbook with the most scrumptious handmade Italian paper. When I had the unexpected opportunity to visit China in 2007, I took the sketchbook with me; it became my favorite souvenir. The sketches bring me right back to some wonderful memories. That experience rekindled my love of drawing.

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.

Blog: www.olysketcher.com
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1 comment:

  1. Why am I posting this since I've been posting on the blog for some time now?

    When I joined Urban Sketchers Seattle in 2009, we didn't submit introductions. Just last month the Urban Sketchers international editorial team invited all of us to submit a link to our introductions to join the team of correspondents on urbansketchers.org.

    Get writing, old timers! Get those introductions posted and send the link to to the volunteer Correspondents Coordinator, Marcia Milner Brage,at milnerbrage@gmail.com

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