Pages from My Sketchbook:
Turning to a new source for inspiration, my immediate surroundings, I have discovered the joy of urban sketching. In the past I found the thought of trying to draw buildings and the angles of perspective quite intimidating, but by allowing it to be done as a sketch and not a finished piece, all of my expectations for perfection have been released and I am free to explore with pen and brush. For my line work, I often choose to use a dip pen and nib with waterproof black indian ink which creates a very unique line quality that I really enjoy. At the moment I am working on an entire series based on scenes from my neighborhood. These I have affectionately dubbed the Walker Street collection, all of which are available for purchase as prints.