Travel Sketching trips

January 24, 2020 |

Since September 2007, I have gone on at least 1 big sketching trip per year.

When I travel, sketching is my main focus and I often travel alone or with sketching friends. My trips have typically had a major impact on the development of my work. So here is a summary of all my sketching trips in reverse order. It’s really interesting to see how much my work has changed over the years – so please scroll to the bottom to see some of the early trips.

Just for fun, check out my very first travel journal as a teenager here. It’s amazing how many signature Liz-isms are contained in those pages!

EUROPE Apr-Jul 2019

14 weeks in Italy (Rome, Umbria, Marostica, Vicenza, Venice), Scotland (Edinburgh, Lewis), France (Paris), Spain (Barcelona) and the Netherlands (Gouda and Amsterdam)

View all the Europe19 trip articles here

3 weeks in USA (San Francisco, Bay Area, LA)

View all the CA18 trip articles here

EUROPE May-Jul 2018

11 weeks in Italy (Vicenza, Venice, Florence, Umbria), Scotland (Edinburgh, Lewis, Fife), Poland(Krakow) and Portugal (Porto, Lisbon)

View all the Europe18 trip articles here

USA Sept 2017
3 weeks in USA (San Francisco, Bay Area, Austin, Dallas)

View all the CATX17 trip articles here

3 weeks in USA (Chicago) and Canada (Montreal)

View all the CHICAGO/MONTREAL17 trip articles here

EUROPE May-Jun 2017
3 weeks in Italy (Vicenza, Venice) and Scotland (Edinburgh, Lewis, Glasgow)

View all the EUROPE17 trip articles here

2 weeks in New Zealand (South Island and Auckland)

View all the NZ17 trip articles here

EUROPE Jun-July 2016
8 weeks in Italy (Milan, Vicenza, Venice and Lucca) and UK (Scotland and England)

View all the EUROPE16 trip articles here

2 weeks on Norfolk Island

View all the NORFOLK15 trip articles here

ASIA July 2015
3 weeks in Singapore and Cambodia (Siem Reap)

View all the ASIA15 trip articles here

BRAZIL August 2014
3 weeks in Brazil (Sao Paulo, Paraty and Rio) for Urban Sketchers Symposium

View all the BRAZIL14 trip articles here

ASIA December 2013
3 weeks in Malaysia (Penang) and Singapore

View all the PNGSG13 trip articles here

EUROPE July 2013
4 weeks in Spain (Barcelona) and UK (Cardiff and London)

View all the BCNUK13 articles here

Port Macquarie January 2013
2 weeks in Port Macquarie (NSW Australia)

View all the PMQ13 trip articles here

SINGAPORE December 2012
2 weeks in Singapore

View all the SG12 articles here

3 weeks – Travelling to Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo) and USA (New York City)

View all the Trip2012 articles here 

EUROPE July 2011
3 weeks – Travelling throughout UK (Wales, England and Scotland) and Portugal (Lisbon)

View all the Europe11 Trip articles here

USA/EUROPE July-Oct 2010 (Long Service Leave trip)
11 weeks – Travelling throughout USA (Seattle, Portland, Kansas City, NYC), UK (Wales, England and Scotland) and Italy (Venice, Bolgona, Rome, Tuscany)

View all the LSL Trip articles here

EUROPE Sept 2009
5 weeks – Travelling throughout UK (Wales, England and Scotland) and France (Paris)

View all the Europe09 articles here

TASMANIA (Australia) Sept 2008
1 week – Travelling throughout Tasmania on my own

View all the Tasmania08 articles here

EUROPE Sept 2007
4 weeks – Scotland (Inverness), Norway (Kristiansand, Stavanger, Oslo), Czech Republic (Prague), Italy (Florence, Rome), France (Paris)

View all Europe07 articles here