About Shari Blaukopf

Blaukopf_profilephoto.jpgShari Blaukopf
Montreal, Canada

I’m a former graphic designer and teacher who found herself spending too much time working on the computer and not enough time drawing and painting. I have always kept travel sketchbooks but daily drawing was not part of my life until just a few years ago. Now that I have started, I can’t really stop. I began posting daily sketches in October 2011 and kept up that punishing pace for quite a while. My sketch blog was, and often is, about everyday stuff I see around me in Montreal neighbourhoods, but also glimpses of other places, when I am fortunate enough to travel.

While my career was in graphic design and teaching, my true love has always been watercolour. I started painting as an adolescent, travelled to many places, took lots of workshops and then put my paints away for a long time. I am thrilled to have dusted off my brushes and to have the opportunity to share my work here and on the Urban Sketchers international blog.

I have been lucky to give in-person workshops in many countries, and to have met hundreds of people along the way, who share my passion for drawing and painting. More recently, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, I have begun to produce my own online classes and to give Zoom workshops.

Many things have changed. But sharing my love for putting pencil, pen and brush to paper remains the same.

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