I made the announcement in part one of this post, which you can find just below this one, so I will just jump right in with the introduction!
Owen Swain is a Windsor Ontario artist, illustrator and painter who works in a variety of media, is interested in all manner of subjects while specializing in on-location, observational drawing, sketching and mentoring. He is never without a sketchbook.
His creative impetus is daily observational drawing that moves beyond looking to seeing, from thinking to being and from mere drawing to discovering and developing ones own mark. Owen believes the zen of seeing/drawing has transferable life skills for all.
He is the creator of #tourdesketch an art4all+slow-bicycling culture and heritage experience now held monthly in the city he has come to love through his own daily drawing and cycling. Owen bikes year-round, however during cold weather months #tourdesketch goes bikeless and indoors to draw at some of the city’s location gems.
#Tourdesketch Windsor will be a colouring book filled with Owen’s sketches and tidbits about the local culture and history of our city. We plan to release this book, December 1st, 2016, just in time for you to pick up a copy for yourself or as a gift for the holidays. If you’re local to Windsor and interested in taking part in a #tourdesketch event, you can find the information you need on Facebook. Owen is an amazing artist, and his sketches will make for great colouring and a wonderful window into Windsor, Ontario.
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