TAMPA (FOX 13) - Local artists are making our great outdoors their studios.
A group of artists who call themselves the Urban Sketchers draw on location. We caught up with them at Whaley's Blazin BBQ restaurant.
"It's just fun. Fun to sketch," said artist Andrea Palma. "It gives it a life and a character that is most individual to every artist and it's more spontaneous and more lively."
The artists joined together in 2009. Claire Fenlon loves the adventure.
"We go to a variety of locations, historic and just architecture or destinations or maybe places that are pertinent to the area," she said.
Rose Singleton has been part of the group for more than two years.
"You'll outside doing it on the spot in about two hours, not two weeks. So, it is an interesting way of doing it," Rose said.
"Studio is kind of copying or making up or whatever," said artist Dale Amato. "This is real."
The group has more than 200 members.
"Its fun to do it with other people sometimes and see how their techniques and different materials that they use," Andrea said.
An artistic community coming together to stretch their creativity and mind for the love of art.
Urban Sketchers started in Seattle in 2007 and now has communities all over the world.