October 19, 2008

Meet the correspondents: TEL-AVIV > Marina Grechanik

Tel-Aviv from Jaffa

"Sketching is one of my passions. I don't feel comfortable when I leave home without a sketchbook and some pens in my bag. I think that my way to put things in my memory is to draw them. And taking pictures isn't the same thing.

I live in a very dynamic surrounding — Israel is a warm country with warm weather and warm people. Of course, we have seashores, which calm us a little bit. I love to sit in a corner of some Tel-Aviv coffee shop and explore relationships: between people, their environment, between myself. All this unique local mix of cultures, languages and styles is always a great source for inspiration. You need to be fast, because, as I said, everything is very dynamic. But that's why I love it so much.

Sometimes, I look around, and I find some usual items like sugar bags or napkins. I use them in my drawings to show the atmosphere. Sometimes I draw directly on placemats."

• Marina's art on Flickr.
• Marina's website.


szaza said...

I'm such a fan of Marina's work.

marina said...

Thanks, Szaza! It's mutual! So great to be with you in this group!

Tommy Kane said...

nice drawing.

marina said...

thanks, tommy!
I loved your style!

JP said...

Hey there- nice to see Tel Aviv making an appearance! lovely sketch

marina said...

hi jp! thanks a lot!
come and join, so you can help me here in Holy Land!

josé louro said...

I marina. I getting to know the rest of the fellows here. Special work yours.

Ea Ejersbo said...

Hi Marina, so good to see you on here, with your lovely sketches always so alive.

marina said...

Jose, thank you! Great to meet you and your art!

Ea, thanks a lot for nice words and invitation! I'm here because of you!

julie said...

nice to see you. maybe one day we will bump into each other in TA, both of us busy sketching :)

marina said...

hey, Julie, nice to see you too!
maybe ... but until it'll happen we can also set and sketch together ... one day!

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