In the Beginnings…

I don’t see myself as an artist. I don’t have formal education in fine arts. As a matter of fact the last time I remember drawing was as far back as second grade! But I love art, love watercolors and love drawing. It was not until last year after both of my parents had died that I picked up a brush. I had some failed attempts at watercolor painting probably 16 years ago but never got back into it again. Now is different, I feel that picking up pencils and brushes again have been a very healing process, not only in the grieving department but also to free my soul. In my search for more I stumbled into Urban Sketchers and to my excitement they had a chapter in Tacoma, WA around 20 miles from home, yeah! And since then I simply cannot stop sketching discovering awesome places where I live and work and sharing my drawings with a passionate groups of sketchers all around the world!

This blog intents to share my journey as I sketch what I see, watercolor paint or embark in other artistic or creative experiments :). I want to share the benefits of this practice and to show others that you don’t need to have a Master’s in Fine Arts to venture yourself into Urban Sketching or other forms of creative endeavors. I may not get a solo show of my sketches but I can tell you one thing, I am having an amazing time and the benefits are immense.



University of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA

About D. Abreu

I am a psychotherapist by profession but felt in love with the arts, watercolor painting and Urban Sketching. With no formal background or education in fine arts I decided to teach myself using any resources I could find and this is my journey.
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