About Me

I grew up in Queensland and spent most of my adult life in Brisbane, and then Sydney and now I live in Melbourne. I have been drawing since high school, but became more serious in late 2008 when I started to draw every day and journal in a Moleskine Watercolour sketchbook.

me sketching in the park

me sketching in the park

I have come to the realisation that drawing is now a part of me and my life. I draw daily, documenting everyday events and objects and travels in my life. I will sketch for five minute at a bus stop, or for half hour while having coffee, or complete a drawing over a few nights at home. I have drawn in hospital, and on overseas holidays. I carry my sketchbook, pencils and pen with me everywhere as there is always something to draw! Lo Res_Alissa_07My art captures the character of the object I draw, connecting it with the viewer. I also am part of a global Urban Sketchers movement, and I continue to document my world as a sketchbook journal artist.

I use watercolour pencils to draw subjects from the natural world, such as feathers, eggs, leaves and insects. I also draw objects from everyday life including food, coffee cups, books or toys. The subjects are personal and individual and often nostalgic and with a character of their own.

I enjoy closely observing an object as I draw it and then allowing people to experience that same enjoyment as they observe my drawing. I have been using watercolour pencils since 2008 and I have become familiar with their characteristics. Watercolour pencils allow me to blend and layer and to provide rough texture or fine detail to bring out the character of the object I am drawing


3 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Victoria Warne

    Hello, I saw and admired your work at the East Melbourne library and would like to purchase some cards.
    How do I do it?
    I think your work is great.

  2. Patrick Haswell

    Love your art and the comments that go with it, very inspirational.
    I have come to sketching late in life and find my marks on the paper
    Very niave the making of the marks very satisfying.
    Thank you for sharing your art and your self with me and all your followers.
    Patrick Shropshire UK.

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