I sketch on location in cities and their edges. I do not draw from photographs, but out in the street. My vision creates a unique perspective in the resulting drawings.

My thoughts on drawing vs. photography: When drawing people and structures in public, one is always interacting with them, becoming part of the environment one is drawing. I am in the process of creation as well as part of the creation. To give the drawing the energy it deserves, I have to be focused, yet relaxed. I have to be truly present. I become an active observer. It’s such a gift to experience this. This humble seeing, being, and creating makes me feel more alive than almost any other activity. So while I enjoy photography, it often prevents me from experiencing the moment. Drawing is about being present.

Please browse by clicking images below or select from one of the categories to see sketches from one location.

Or visit my urban sketches set on Flickr.