Rainy Day in Havana

The title of this post says it all…it was a rainy day in Havana. But really, that is only the beginning of what one could say about Havana. A most unusual place, seemingly cut out of another time, with so many extremes and hundreds of sensations. I loved the place and it’s people. Havana sits […]

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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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Mangos

Or is it spelled mangoes? Never sure. All I know is, a few years back when I visited St. Thomas with Margaret, her brother’s house had a mango tree behind it. Every morning, we would take our coffee out on to the porch and pull a mango off the tree for breakfast. So heavenly. It’s […]

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Calle Conde, Santo Domingo

Just returned from the 3rd Annual Urban Sketchers Symposium, held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. What a lovely event! And a special thanks to Orling Dominguez for arranging such a wonderful experience in her country. : ) The drawing above is of Calle Conde, about two blocks from our hotel. I will be posting more […]

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simple pleasures

Is that all? Is that all you think you’ll see in Aruba? Yes. In fact, that’s all I need to see. The horizon line. Anything more will be icing on a most lovely cake of sweet sweet relaxation!! –That’s the conversation I had with myself after I made this simple simple drawing before leaving for […]

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Tropical Swimmer

We’ve been having some unseasonably warm weather here in New York City, but I know it’s not going to last. As wintery winds start blowing, my mind drifts back to the Turks and Caicos islands where I spent some lovely time recently. Sitting on the porch overlooking the ocean, I started to play with color […]

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Turks & Caicos

Just returned from a wonderful honeymoon with Neil in the Turks & Caicos islands, about one step ahead of the hurricane! Did this watercolor from the balcony of our hotel room. I tried to show the mix of island freedom and color and British regimented design that co-exists on these tiny islands. Also jotted down […]

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