01 May 2012

About Drawn to Quebec

FAQs     The Big Idea

Drawn to Quebec is several things:

  • A weekly illustrated column published in the Quebec City's only English-language newspaper (the Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph).
  • A series of workshops and personalized sketching lessons I offer to people like you; people who want to learn to sketch, sketch on-location, or learn to keep an illustrated travel or nature journal.
  • This website, which is an archive for the QCT column and a bulletin board for local sketching-related events (including those organized by others).
Are YOU Drawn to Québec?
Along with other local sketchers, I help organize group sketching sessions, at various locations throughout and around Quebec City. These activities offer a casual environment in which to sketch or even learn to sketch. If you are new to working on-location or outdoors, this is an ideal way to try your hand at nature drawing and journaling, architectural sketches, etc.  Join us to get in on the fun!

"Sounds neat, but I don't think I'm an artist..."
I am convinced that absolutely anyone can produce a sketch which is visually stimulating, and personally satisfying. That's why I lead workshops and teach lessons to anyone that wants to try it out.

More importantly, everyone sees the world in a unique way, and we can learn a lot as visual artists by being exposed to others' styles. Still uncertain? Read 'What's the big idea?' to learn what motivates me to invite you to try sketching.

Location sketching

My illustrations and workshops are inspired by Quebec - the historic architecture, grand parks, nostalgic rural lifestyles, and expanses of wild country.

I emphasize sketching on-location, often en plein air (outdoors); around >90% of my illustrations and sketches are made right while I am looking at what I'm drawing.  My work may be paintings, sketches, or even digital drawings.

For more about sketching on location, check out Urban Sketchers International, of which I am a member.