It was a privilege to teach at the 9th International Urban Sketching Symposium took place in Porto, Portugal, from 19th-21st July 2018, and I fell in love with the city…
PREMIUM. To be sent to a country I’d always wanted to visit – to sketch for the Tourist Board…was a dream come true. Portugal was way beyond everything I’d imagined.
The end-of-year holiday over Christmas and New Year provides a great opportunity for sketching family, one of which I take full advantage.
PREMIUM. My parents have a place in Nice, on the French Riviera, a city of sun-baked beaches, fabulous gastronomy and exotic landscapes. I spent a happy week helping my mother pack.
PREMIUM. A long-overdue family reunion was a marvellous opportunity to sketch my loved ones, who had travelled far and wide to be in Nice, France, for a sunny weekend.
PREMIUM. Family weddings are always fun, even if it’s not the bride whose nerves are in pieces…our trip to Rye in the summer was made the more memorable by my sketches.
PREMIUM. Drawing in public can be nerve-wracking when you start, but not only have I encountered great kindness in the onlookers I’ve met, they’re often very entertaining too.
PREMIUM. Sketching for mindfulness is a powerful tool. I’m a nervous flier and not alone does sketching takes my mind off fears of imminent death, It’s a lot of fun, too.
PREMIUM. Galway Hookers, traditional boats of Ireland’s West Coast, were once a vital part of Galway’s trade and economy. Their beauty and glory are celebrated every year in Kinvara.
The Coconut harvesters of Mauritius risk their lives to bring us their bounty – and to let Róisín sketch them at their work.