"My work in the architectural field requires amazing patience before a project is actually realized. With site sketching there is a much more immediate payback — the intense effort of seeing and scratching lines onto paper gives great and immediate satisfaction (sometimes!). I love cities and buildings and trying to capture something of them in the form of a sketch. Victoria is a smaller city which is changing but at a more organic pace than a large metropolis. After living in Toronto and Vancouver, Victoria is not an all encompassing urban environment — there is a different “here” here — by which I mean a city with a living connection to it’s geography, climate, and proximity to wild nature."
• Matthew's art on Flickr.