Our popular arts initiative is back and showcases a selection of last year’s drawings.
Sketching the Line is PATTISON Outdoor’s unique exhibition focusing on drawings of commuters sketched by other commuters. This year, to get the programme back up and running, we’ve decided to showcase a few our favourites from 2015. Sketching the Line is part of our ongoing Art in Transit programme, and we’re excited to once again explore the creative process of artists as they capture moments with distinct artistic styles.
The programme has been extremely popular and well received in the past as it has brought a range of compelling artistic voices to transit commuters. To begin the month of April, the works of four artists will be featured on static posters on Toronto’s TTC subway trains and will run throughout the year.
This month’s artist lineup includes (bios from 2015):
Marek Badzynski (Toronto, ON) – urbansketchtoronto.weebly.com
Trained abroad as an Architect, I now work for the Toronto Transit Commission in the Engineering, Construction and Expansion department. I use my drawing skills to sketch everything I see – people, landscapes and cityscapes – in a variety of techniques, from dry media to watercolour.
Marie-Judith Jean-Louis (Toronto, ON) – www.mariejudith.com
Marie-Judith Jean-Louis is a multi-disciplinary artist and blogger, currently living in the city of Toronto. Shortly after joining the international Urban Sketchers’ group and moving to the city, she founded the Toronto Urban Sketchers in 2013. She regularly organizes and leads on-locations sketching events, encouraging Torontonians and visitors to observe this vibrant city with its architecture and its people, and translate what they see into sketches amongst like-minded creatives. She always brings a sketchbook with her wherever she goes to visually capture stories all around her.
Wilfred Wong (Toronto, ON) – www.typeizcrazy.blogspot.com
Wilfred Wong was born and raised in Toronto. As an artist who commutes mainly on the public transit system, he has taken to capturing his fellow commuters with ballpoint pen in a sketchbook, especially when they’re asleep. Drawing all his life, Wil’s serious intent to capture images in a sketchbook started 6 years ago and his interest in drawing his fellow commuters started during the last year.
Vincent Roche (Edmonton, AB) – fatrasmagazine.wordpress.com
Vincent Roche grew up in the south of France. He taught himself how to draw as a way to study the world around him. Upon moving to Canada, he began a monthly zine called, Fat-Ras, which was selected at Angouleme Festival in France under the Alternative Zine category in 2014 and 2015. His work has been published in Arts & Culture XL and his drawings have been on display at Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, the Paint Spot, and Salon d’Automne.