How She Creates Ep 209: Abstract Cityscapes

Listen to urban artist Joanna Gresik share her process and inspiration for creating beautiful, abstract cityscapes in this episode of How She Creates. Click through to listen.

I have been crushing on Joanna’s incredible work for years since we were in Crystal’s Year Of Creative Habit course where Joanna created more work than anyone in the class! Joanna’s work has always been some of my favorite because of her focus on city scenes. She has such a clear and defined style as she celebrates all the beauty and inspiration that the city holds. She shares how she finds inspiration, why she loves the city and tips for you to start sketching cities yourself! Listen in and get excited to take your next vacation in the city!

How She Creates Challenge

This week we want you to go outside and sketch a city scene! Be brave, take your sketchbook and preferred art materials and sketch your favorite area of your city. It could be in your neighborhood, downtown, anywhere that there are buildings to draw! Don’t feel like you can’t participate if you aren’t in a big city. Downtown areas in any city are the perfect inspiration scene! Share your work with us (and any stories from onlookers who spot you!) on the hashtag #howshecreates.


Now, go listen and enjoy the show!



Show Notes

Meet Our Guest

Joanna Gresik is a Toronto based painter and interior designer. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Joanna worked as a corporate interior designer before deciding to return to school to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Drawing and Painting at OCADU which she completed in 2015. Her interest in architecture and space influence her abstract landscape paintings which explore the diversity, energy and vibrancy of the urban landscape.  Joanna lives and works in Toronto.

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Meet Your Host

Lauren is an American crafter, adventurer and storyteller living in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with her husband. Lauren is an art maker, grace giver, photographer of life, laugh enthusiast, creativity chaser, believer in people, inspiration aficionado, street food lover, and DIY fanatic.

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