Gail L. Wong
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About Gail L. Wong
Gail L. Wong
The co-author of The Urban Sketching Handbook: Spotlight on Nature, Gail L. Wong is an architect, illustrator, educator, and urban sketcher. She holds a Masters of Architecture from University of Washington and an undergraduate degree in Landscape Architecture from University of California at Berkeley. In 1992 she began teaching in the Architecture Department at University of Washington and has taught design, architectural drawing and sketching while maintaining a practice in architecture.
Gail returned to her love of sketching and painting after joining the newly formed Seattle Urban Sketchers. Her watercolor and ink sketches capture both the iconic and everyday views that are part of urban and natural environments. Since 2009 she has been actively involved in Urban Sketchers as a sketcher, then in leadership roles as Seattle Admin, Education Committee member, Workshop instructor and on the Executive Board for Urban Sketchers. She has also taught and lectured at several on-location sketching workshops through Urban Sketchers and at the Urban Sketchers International Symposiums.
Gail's professional work includes custom residential design through Koppe + Wong Architects LLC, architectural illustration, and sketching workshops. She lives in Seattle, Washington.
To see more of her work, visit her website www.glwarc.com, blogsite at http://glwsketchworks.blogspot.com/ and on Instagram @glwarc_seattle.
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In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Spotlight on Nature, Gail and Virginia share their secrets for getting beyond basic greenery. Presenting a variety of approaches, including detailed step-by-step examples and quick, insightful tips, this book explains and clarifies important fundamentals for composition and color and inspires unique treatments and points of view.
Whatever your skill level, you can bring nature to life on the page for urban parks as well as expansive landscapes with The Urban Sketching Handbook: Spotlight on Nature.
The Urban Sketching Handbook series offers artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format—perfect to toss in your backpack or artist’s tote.