Taiwan Illustrations

It seems like I only ever update this blog now whenever I come back from a trip! This summer was my first time visiting Taiwan! Apart from the overwhelming heat and one typhoon, it was a splendid time of eating, manoeuvring through Taipei’s bustling streets,  and gazing at gorgeous scenery. Would I go back? Absolutely!…

Snippets of BC and Alberta

I recently returned from a lovely trip to Kelowna, British Columbia with a friend and we were certainly not disappointed with the beautiful views of this province! I always prefer painting in the moment rather than from photographs, because of all the other sensory details I am able to record and take in as I work.…

A Dog, a Tree, and a Kalanchoe

I’ve recently been reading and looking through the sketchbooks of various traveling artists, and it has inspired me to paint my own surroundings. I simply can’t wait until the next time I travel so that I can whip out my Moleskine and watercolours and just sit and study people, buildings, and whatnot. But I can definitely…

Painting Greece Part 2

There’s nothing like adding closure to a trip than doing some post-illustrated journaling. This was the perfect activity for me to occupy myself with before the whirlwind of school starts all over again! Here are some pictures and memories I captured of Rhodes, Kefalonia, Athens, and Santorini.

Pura Vida en Costa Rica

My family and I spent the last legs of our summer in hot and humid Costa Rica! Apparently, it is their winter season right now – I am afraid to know what their summers are like. But stifling heat and sunburns aside, I was awestruck with the beauty of this country (at least from what I…

Daphne

I spent a very peaceful weekend painting the nymph Daphne. This initially began as a simple sketch of a girl on which I had mistakenly drawn awkward and grotesque looking hands. I scratched out the hands and for some reason I don’t remember, drew a leaf over to hide it. This eventually led to her…