Grave markers and lichen-covered headstones dot the grassy hills, with no discernible order. Giant maple trees shed their fire-red canopies and majestic golden cypress emphasize each vista. Strolling around the rolling hills and crunchy leaves of Evergreen Cemetery in the autumn feels like a countryside ramble despite its location at 4505 Broadway, next to Interstate 5 in north Everett.
In 2015 I started a visual exploration of the city I live in - Everett, Washington USA. This series of illustrations, called "Sketchy Everett," continues to grow. I offer prints of some of my favorites from the series.
I draw on site when I can, to capture not just the place, but the people and pace. Starting with a waterproof ink pen, I draw the scene in about an hour or two. Then I use watercolors to bring in color and playfulness.
This is a print on archival matte paper. Watermark is not included on the actual print. In summer 2023, I relaunched the series in new sizes with smaller borders.