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.

Lunch Time = Sketching Opportunity

We all have a very busy life. We get caught up in the daily rat race and feel that we never have time to do the things we love. Granted, we cannot always achieve everything we want because the day … Continue reading

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The Nursery Project!

About a week ago I got together with a fellow Urban Sketcher to visit the Vassey Nursery In Puyallup WA. It was a beautiful day and the nursery was in full bloom! The place contains a residence, a store that … Continue reading

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The Sketching of Human Suffering

On Thursday I went out for a quick lunch hoping to find a sketching opportunity since the week was so intense that I had not been able to sketch at all. When I arrived to my car I encountered this … Continue reading

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My Latest Trip to Victoria, British Columbia

Two weeks ago we finally were able to go on vacation for a few days to one of my favorite places, Victoria British Columbia in Canada. We have been there countless times but I have never been there to sketch … Continue reading

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Sushi

During one of my lunch times I felt compelled to go for some sushi at one of my favorite Sushi bars in Tacoma, Mandolin Sushi and Steak House located at the Hill Top neighborhood specifically. While waiting I decided to sketch … Continue reading

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Urban Sketchers at Feast Arts Center in Tacoma, WA

This morning I met with the Urban Sketchers Tacoma Chapter at Feast Arts Center, a wonderful little place where art classes are taught in the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma and Chandler O’Leary is presenting her solo show “Drawn the Road … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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