Sketching everything in my life!
Vanessa (a.k.a VanSketcher) has found immense pleasure in arts and crafts since she was young. She is a practising architect and her background in architecture has instilled in her an appreciation for details and sense of space. Since discovering Urban Sketching in 2014, she has never left home without her sketching tools. She relentlessly follows her passion and continues to discover interesting and obscure aspects around her daily life for her sketching journals.
Being born and grew up in Hong Kong, Vanessa is used to the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, but its ever-changing environment has inspired her to slow down and savour the beauty of her hometown. She will sketch her meals, the local eateries, the busy cluttered streets, the specialty stores and those vanishing old buildings that she passes by in her daily life. She likes to find unique character in her subjects and record them with expressive ink lines and vibrant arrays of watercolours. Her artworks are her personal journals and an ode to the old-world and cosmopolitan charm of Hong Kong.