Author Archives: D. Abreu

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.

Fallen in Love in my new GREEN

I live in the Pacific Northwest and when sketching, what do you see the most unless you live in the city? Come on guess! nope not that… nope that neither,  yes you got it!  Pine trees, all kinds and all … Continue reading

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Recent Trip to Vancouver BC

It’s been a month since our trip to Vancouver. Two years ago we visited this magnificent city but unfortunate circumstances with the health of my mother cut this trip short. Since then I always wanted to return and explore the … Continue reading

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The Foss Waterway Seaport!

How could I have forgotten? Three weeks ago Urban Sketchers Tacoma had a wonderful sketch out at the Foss Waterway Seaport in Tacoma. This place is a fantastic museum that shares the maritime history of the Puget Sound area. It … Continue reading

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Sketching here and there…

My goal in sketching has been to make a sketch from observation everyday. It is quite a challenge with the type of work that I do nowadays. I am addicted to Urban Sketching and the thought of having to sketch from … Continue reading

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Sketch outing in Gig Harbor, WA with USK Tacoma

Gig Harbor is a small maritime city or approximately 7,000 residents in the Puget Sound area that is located in what we all call The Peninsula. It is easily accessible by car  crossing a magnificent bridge from west Tacoma. It … Continue reading

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Some exciting sketches and some, well, not that exciting!

Last week was a very busy week at work but unbelievably I had more sketching opportunities than ever! One of my goal it to draw at least 30 minutes daily and above else urban sketch. During this week I was able to … Continue reading

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The 4th West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl, Tacoma WA

  Beginning on Friday the 19th the 4th West Coast Urban Sketchers Sketch Crawl welcomed a group of around 160 + people from many parts of the West Coast of the United States and beyond with a wonderful dinner at Picasso’s … Continue reading

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One moment to Sketch

I love when I have a minute that I didn’t planned on having and I get to sketch! This is a sketch I did of the Tacoma Community College. TCC continued to grow for the last 10 years. New buildings were … Continue reading

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A week that came and went!

This week was very hectic. I was able to accomplish three sketches, a Thai restaurant in Tacoma, Children playing in the lobby of St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma as well, and a section The Marina Inlet in Olympia WA. The West … Continue reading

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Urban Sketchers Tacoma Library Exhibition!

It is here, the Library Exhibition at the Tacoma Public Library in Tacoma, WA. I am very excited to see 26 different artist sharing their passion in over 80 pieces of work. Sharing the world one drawing at a time! This is … Continue reading

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