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January 10, 2011

Meet the correspondents: AUCKLAND, New Zealand> Murray Dewhurst

St Mary's Bay Road, Auckland

"A frustrated traveller, dreaming of experiencing exotic destinations whilst stuck at the bottom of the world, I couldn't believe my luck when one day I stumbled across Urban Sketchers.

Here was a way to see the world through the eyes of other artists whenever I wanted to! It's also an opportunity to present a window on a different New Zealand through my eyes for others to enjoy. We are known for our clean green image promoting alpine, beach and bush scenery. This is very dear to a kiwi's heart, but in reality 86% of us live in an urban environment and have all the advantages and disadvantages that this brings and some of it is very sketchable!

Drawing the world around me on location is a refreshing antidote for the many hours spent on a computer at my graphic design business finessing the perfect result for my clients. It opens my eyes to the reality that surrounds me and actually makes where I live seem more interesting. I look forward to bringing you my place, Aotearoa, at Urban Sketchers."

• Murray's blog
• Murray's art on flickr

15 comments :

VHein said...

I love the way you've used space in this great sketch, Murray--Welcome to Urban Sketchers! I look forward to seeing more of your views of New Zealand!

rolf schroeter said...

welcome murray! i follow your work since a while and i am glad you are here.

gabi campanario said...

welcome Murray!

Don McNulty said...

Looking forward to seeing NZ. I really enjoy your drawings.

kane said...

New Zealand is great. Been there once. the flight is too damn long from New York. welcome.

Kerry Niemann said...

Funny, what you said about the "86%". I often drool over NZ images. But i agree that USK motivates one to appreciate their own space in a new way!

Bajzek said...

Welcome Murray!

rudi'sketch said...

selamat bergabung Murray ! would love to see more about NZ through your sketches.

NORBERTO DORANTES arquitecto said...

Welcome to USK Murray! great job!

TIA said...

Greetings from Singapore, welcome Murray!

kumi matsukawa said...

Hello Murray, welcome and look forward to seeing New Zealand through your eyes!

petescully said...

Welcome aboard Murray! Look forward to your posts!

Suhita said...

welcome, murray! Looking forward to more posts!

Luis Ruiz said...

I'm really glad to see you here too, Murray! Welcome!

MrDewhurst said...

Thank you all for your kind welcome! I'm looking forward to getting started.