Sketching with the Dusseldorf/Cologne Urban Sketchers group
The river Rhine is at historic record low and people literally walk on its bottom. Navigation hast been hurt and might have to be halted enterely if it does not start raining soon. Meanwhile, we have enjoyed an extraordinarily sunny and warm summer and autumn.
Die Bahnreise nach Dortmund dauert etwa 45 minuten, genuegend fur 3-4 dieser Skitzzen. Die meissten Passagiere beschaeftigen sich mit dem Handy, Musik und seltener mit einem Buch.
El tren a Dortmund toma alrededor de 45 minutos, tiempo suficiente para dibujar 3-4 de estos esbozos. La mayoria de los pasajeros se entretienen con el celular, escuchar musica y en raras ocasiones, con un libro.
The train takes about 45 minutes from Essen to Dortmund, enough to draw 3-4 of these sketches. Most passengers entertain themselves with cell phones, listening to music, seldom with a book.
After a lifetime in Venezuela, I moved to native Germany. It is not easy to start anew overseas, yet it offers marvelous opportunities! What is everyday monotony to most, is interesting new to me. I sketch everywhere, often on trains. There are so many new things to record in my sketchbooks. I have so many ideas, I fear time is not enough to materialize them all. I want to depict the enormous diversity of people around me in Europe.
Currently I am offering art workshops at Kunstpark in Herne .
My work has been presented in dozens of art exhibitions and competitions in Venezuela earning several awards. It was selected for display at several International Watercolor Biennials in Mexico; the First Andean Watercolor exhibition in Cuenca, Ecuador; AQUARELA INTERNACIONAL - SÃO PAULO / BRASIL 2008 biennal, II International Watercolor Biennal 2011 in Spain, a special watercolor exhibition in Russia commemorating St. Peterburg´s tricentennial, as well as in other venues in Italy, Chile, Guatemala and Panama.
Member of the International Urban Sketchers organization and its Dortmund, Dusseldorf/Cologne and Caracas chapters; Venezuelan Watercolor Association.