James Richards

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Occupation Artist/Urban Designer
Location Siesta Key, Florida, United States
Introduction JAMES RICHARDS is a travel artist, urban designer, author and educator whose work reaffirms and elevates the value of freehand sketching in a digital age. He is a former professor of design and drawing, and an Advisory Board member, blog correspondent and instructor for Urban Sketchers. His on-location sketches and watercolors have been widely published, shown in group and solo exhibitions and seen on NBC Nightly News. His award-winning book Freehand Drawing and Discovery is a text in design schools worldwide. He is a frequent visiting artist at universities, and keynote speaker for conferences and symposia. He travels globally to teach concept drawing and urban sketching workshops.