Art history is full of drawings of how cities and towns looked through the ages: houses with balconies and rooftop gardens, private patios and windows open to the air, pressed against walls of official buildings, temples and fortress walls crisscrossed with laundry lines, greenery and flowering vines. And we look intently at these historic drawings and paintings because it shows how people lived at a specific time in a specific place. That's what urban sketchers do today: document in quick drawings to show how we live and what our cities and private places look like now. My urban drawings began with sketching wherever I happened to be in whichever city and later, in my studio, I used these to create large intricate drawings of urban life. From these drawings I have isolated details to turn into wearable, usable artworks: fabrics for quilting, apparel, upholstery and items that can be used for home decor and your every day life.
I hope you like what you see. Thanks for looking!