USK Workshops coming up! ——> Miami with Norberto Dorantes | Costa Rica with William Cordero | Coventry with Isabel Carmona, Swasky and Simone Ridyard | Lisbon with Marina Grechanick | Orange County with Frank Ching and Gail Wong | Tuscany with Simo Capecchi and Caroline Peyron
USkSingapore2015 ——> Standard registration begins April 11, but some Workshops Passes at the discounted early-bird price are still available! For more information, visit the registration page.
January 27, 2009
Meet the correspondents: JOHANNESBURG > Cathy Gatland
"I’ve drawn for as long as I can remember, always preferring people over buildings, landscapes or animals as subject matter — though I’m working on getting better at drawing those! What I love about bustling, vibey, contradictory Johannesburg, are the small cameos of life around the streets — people going about their daily business, earning a living or just interacting with each other. The inhabitants are wildly diverse, from traffic-light beggars to platinum-dealing stock brokers, and everything in between. I mostly sketch street scenes from the anonymity and security of my car, with quick line drawings that I usually shade and colour later. If I find myself in one of the sophisticated shopping malls with time to spare, I’ll try and draw the other side of the spectrum of the ‘Rainbow Nation’ under cover of my coffee cup and magazine. I look forward to showing you glimpses of my life in this city."
• Cathy's blog.
• Cathy's art on Flickr.