Marina Grechanik

Marina is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer and art educator based in Ra’anana, Israel, graduated from an art academy in Belorussia. Marina initiated the USk Israel group – regularly leading sketchcrawls, coordinating the Urban Sketchers Tel Aviv blog and organized and curated few group exhibitions.

Sketching is one of Marina’s passions. Everywhere she travels, she takes her sketchbook along with her. But the real essence of urban sketching for her is finding stories in everyday routines, and combining sketching with daily tasks like taking care of her children, working, or running errands. “A sketchbook and a simple pen – that is all you need to go on a journey every day. Drawing is seeing, so you just need to open your eyes wider and start to sketch!”