The Bean

I just returned from Chicago, setting for the 8th International Urban Sketchers Symposium. I always enjoy these events, not only because it’s a chance to re-connect with friends made over the years, but also because I meet so many people in my workshops who are excited to be drawing on location. What could be better […]

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Little India

A panoramic drawing I made last summer in the Little India section of Singapore. What a great city! I was there teaching a workshop at the 6th International Urban Sketchers Symposium. I’m happy to say that I have been invited to conduct a workshop at this year’s symposium in Manchester, UK! It’s called “Puzzling Out […]

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Urban Sketching Handbook

Happy to announce that my book, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Reportage and Documentary Drawing has been released this month by Quarry! It’s illustrated with my location work, along with the work of my friends at Studio 1482, Urban Sketchers, and Dalvero Academy. It has ideas and advice for creating reportage drawings and telling stories with your […]

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Lunar New Year

This past Saturday morning, despite the FREEZING weather, I decided to go over to Main Street in Flushing, Queens, and draw the lunar new year parade. There were two distinct sections to the parade: one was Chinese and the other was Korean. It was so interesting to see the differences, graphically, between the two cultures. […]

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meeting new friends

The other day I had the privilege of meeting some very lovely people when I joined fellow studio members Margaret, Veronica and Greg on the Highline in NYC. They were there meeting some friends from UrbanSketchers to do some ‘sketching’ at one of the cities prettiest locales. It was my first visit to the area […]

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Gas Works Park

This summer Margaret and I did a three day Dalvero Academy/Urban Sketchers workshop in Seattle. What a great city! I really loved the people, the place – EVERYTHING! On the second day of the workshop, we took the students to Gas Works Park on the shore of Lake Hood. Wow! What a place! In the […]

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