MARIO LINHARES (Lisbon) studied at the Artistic School António Arroio. Holds a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design, an academic graduation in Equipment Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, and a master’s degree in Visual Arts Education. Draws compulsively and idealizes artistic and humanitarian projects. Is married, has one child, and draws on the sketchbooks his wife makes. Enjoys walking, taking public transportation and discussing ideas with friends. He hosts his personal blog: http://hakunamatatayeto.blogspot.com and coordinates the collective blog Urban Sketchers Portugal.
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GAIL WONG is a registered architect in Seattle, WA. She maintains her own architectural practice and consults as an architectural illustrator. In addition to her professional work, she teaches architectural design drawing and architectural sketching at the University of Washington. She is the blog administrator and coordinator for Seattle Urban Sketchers. You can see Gail's work at http://seattle.urbansketchers.org/ and on her own blog at http://glwsketchworks.blogspot.com/.
MATTHEW BREHM is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho, and a correspondent for Urban Sketchers. He holds degrees in architecture from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Oregon, and practiced architecture for a total of 12 years in Washington, DC, and Eugene, OR. His research focus is on the pedagogy of design communication, and specifically on analogue and digital techniques in the academic design studio. Each summer, he leads an 8-week architecture program in Rome, Italy, with location drawing being a prominent aspect of the program. His sketches have won awards on two occasions at the Design Communication Association's Biannual Juried Drawing Exhibit. Matthew posts on the Urban Sketchers blog and his own blog http://brehmsketch.blogspot.com. Matthew's work can also be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtbrehm/.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/virginiaworksonlocation/ and at http://worksinprogress-location.blogspot.com/
DrawingViterbo.Blogspot.com. Fred's drawings can be seen at http://fredlynch.tumblr.com.
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JAMES RICHARDS is an urban designer, sketchbook artist, writer and educator in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at The University of Texas at Arlington, co-founder of the urban design firm TOWNSCAPE, Inc, and a member of the Board of Directors of the global non-profit Urban Sketchers. Blog
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GABRIEL CAMPANARIO, the founder of Urban Sketchers and author of The Art of Urban Sketching, has a masters degree in journalism and more than two decades of experience working in newspapers in Spain, Portugal and the United States. He currently works as a staff artist at The Seattle Times, where he publishes the award-winning weekly column Seattle Sketcher (http://seattletimes.com/seattlesketcher). Blog | Flickr | Twitter | Facebook
VERONICA LAWLOR is an illustrator and president of Studio 1482. She is a professor at Pratt Institute and Parsons the New School for Design, where she teaches drawing and illustration. She also teaches at the Dalvero Academy, which she co-founded with Margaret Hurst. Veronica has worked for numerous corporations and publications, and her drawings of September 11, 2001 are part of the collection of the Newseum of journalism in Washington DC. In 2011 Veronica Lawlor was the North American nominee for the Canson Prix award at the Louvre in Paris. She is the author of One Drawing A Day: A 6-Week Course Exploring Creativity with Illustration and Mixed Media. (Quarry Books) Veronica posts on Urban Sketchers as well as onedrawingaday.com and her own blog, veronicalawlor.com. Her portfolio can be seen at www.studio1482.com/veronica.