Events

Clermont-Ferrand Travel Sketchbooks Festival

I’m back in Seattle after a whirlwind trip to Clermont-Ferrand, a city in central France boasting the picturesque (medieval churches), the industrial (Michelin), the outdoorsy (snowcapped volcanoes!) and the best-known travel-sketchbooks festival in the world, Rendez-Vous Carnet de Voyage. Thousands…

Celebrating 10 years of Urban Sketchers Portugal

Urban Sketchers Portugal invited me to join their 10th anniversary celebrations in Lisbon last week. About 150 sketchers from all over the country attended. And like any time you are with fellow urban sketchers, the shared enthusiasm for on-location sketching…

Back where I grew up

Meetup with urban sketchers from all over greater Barcelona. We sketched around my childhood stomping grounds in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat. An emotional encounter for me, felt like being among family. Thank you all! / Trobada amb urban sketchers de tot…

Keynote speech at Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago

The 2017 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Chicago celebrated 10 years since I created the online group where the global community of urban sketchers began to form. In my keynote speech, I described how it all started and what we have accomplished together so far.

Ampersand Live

Watch my 5-minute presentation on urban sketching around Seattle as part of Ampersand Live, a yearly event where Pacific Northwest storytellers discuss topics related to place, people and how to create a sustainable future for the region.

Dibuja Caracas

I never thought the practice of on-location drawing, especially as a group, could have a social purpose, but a recent experience in Caracas proved me wrong. I had the opportunity to visit the capital of Venezuela earlier this month as…

At Montserrat College of Art

I’ve taken a little bit of the Northwest to the Northeast. Some of my Sketcher pieces are part of the exhibit “On Location: Drawing Every Day,” at Montserrat Galleries in Beverly, Mass., where I travelled recently for a 3-day artist residency at Montserrat College of…