September 11, 2012

Meet the correspondents: MONTREAL, Canada > Shari Blaukopf






"I can remember precisely when I discovered the Urban Sketchers website, because I could hardly sleep that night. It was October 2011, and I had just returned to drawing and painting after a very long break, so to find like-minded people who posted their location sketching was so exhilarating that…well, I couldn’t sleep.

This is why I am truly honoured to be part of Urban Sketchers.

I have always kept travel sketchbooks but daily drawing was not part of my life until very recently. Now that I have started, I can’t really stop. I have a daily sketch blog where I post mostly the everyday stuff I see around me in Montreal neighbourhoods, but also glimpses of other places, when I am fortunate enough to travel.

My career is graphic design but my true love has always been watercolour. I started painting as an adolescent, travelled to many places, took lots of workshops and then put my paints away for a long time. I am thrilled to have dusted off my brushes and to have the opportunity to share my work with the world."



35 comments :

Luis Ruiz said...

Welcome, Shari! I´m looking forward to your sketches and stories!

kane said...

Hi Shari,
I'm a fan of your work. Glad you are finally here.

Suhita said...

so thrilled to see you here, Shari!

INMA SERRANO said...

Love your sweet work Shari. Proud to share my welcome with you

Pedro said...

I'm a daily follower of your blog.
Glad to see you here. It is an honour to be in the same blog.

Murray Dewhurst said...

I agree, welcome. I'm a fan (and jealous of) your watercolour skills!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Inma, I am so happy to be in your company on this intro page.
Thanks Suhita! Your work was my first inspiration on Urban Sketchers.
Thanks Luis & Tommy!

isaac duenyas said...

Great day for the blog! First class new correspondent!

petescully said...

Welcome on board Shari, can't wait to see your posts!

Matthew Brehm said...

Welcome aboard, Shari! Great to see you here!

Liz Steel said...

yay!!!!! I can't say how excited I am to have you on board!!!! but you know that!

cathy mcauliffe said...

Shari-great that you are a correspondent!

omar said...

Welcome Shari! your drawings are fantastic!

Richard Sheppard said...

I'm a big fan of your work Shari, congrats!

Dailysketches said...

Congrats on being a new correspondent. I love your daily blog treat so it will be fun to see your work on USK.Yeah!

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thank you all so much for this warm welcome. What great company I will be in.

Veronica Lawlor said...

Welcome Shari, we're thrilled to see you and your work here!

kumi matsukawa said...

Welcome Shari! I too am a big fun of your watercolor. Looking forward to seeing your posts!

bh yoo said...

Welcome! Hope to see more.

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Veronica, Kumi, BH Yoo!

Marcia Milner-Brage said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I've loved your work since your first posts. Your being chosen for this honor is well deserved.

memi said...

It's wonderful to have your work here, Shari- it is fresh and elegant- Welcome!

Orling Dominguez said...

love your work Shari, welcome!!!

Martine Kervagoret said...

félicitations Shari, tes dessins sont vraiment magnifiques

Behzad Bagheri said...

Thank you Shari for sharing your wonderful works with us. Welcome to USK

Don Low said...

Great to have you!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your sketches and paintings.

Miguel Herranz said...

Welcome Shari, congratulations!

Cathy Gatland said...

Love your work Shari, look forward to lots more - welcome!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Shari, we're delighted to have you here! Wonderful work.

VHein said...

Yay, Shari, it's great to see you here...right where you belong! Look forward to your posts!

Nina Johansson said...

Welcome Shari, it is so good to see your work on Urban Sketchers! I´m really looking forward to all your future posts! :)

Rene Fijten said...

Shari! so great to see you here as well. Looking forward to your colourfull work!

Shari Blaukopf said...

There are so many thanks to Marcia, Memi, Orling, Martine, Behzad, Don, Miguel, Cathy, Cathy, Virginia, Nina and René. Merci, Gracias, to all of you.

matthew_c said...

Welcome Shari, nice to see you in the group.

Shari Blaukopf said...

Thanks Matthew. It's great to be here!