Genre: Urban Sketching
Seattle-based Stephanie Bower worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. She taught the how-to’s of architectural location sketching for over twenty-five years in New York City at Parsons and in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. A popular instructor and Urban Sketcher, she has two online sketching classes at Craftsy.com and The Great Courses, a new class on “Perspective for Painters” at Terracotta, and she travels and teaches perspective and watercolor workshops internationally, including at seven Urban Sketchers symposiums. Awards include the prestigious Gabriel Prize fellowship in architecture to Paris, The Civita Institute’s fellowship to Italy, and she was twice honored with “Best Travel Sketch” in the KRob international architectural delineation competition.
People around the world follow Stephanie’s sketches online via Instagram @stephanieabower and Facebook @stephanieabower/seattle, as well as her blog, DrawingPerspectives.com. She is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, and has been featured in Watercolor Artist magazine. The best-selling author of The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective (Quarry Books, 2016), The Urban Sketching Handbook: 101 Sketching Tips (Quarry Books, 2019), co-author of The Urban Sketching Art Pack (Quarry Books, 2017) and The Complete Urban Sketching Companion (Quarry Books, 2020), Stephanie shares inspiration from the global community of sketchers in her most recent book, The World of Urban Sketching (2022).