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I am Genine Carvalheira - an Artist, Urban Sketcher and Designer.


I created this website to share my skill and passion of recording and bearing witness to day-to-day life through the use of watercolors, pen and ink. Finding inspiration everyday, whether it be a city scene while walking through my town or traveling abroad, the simple beauty of an everyday pear or the chaotic power lines from the common telephone pole - I am never without my sketchbook, always ready to record my experiences and the world around me.

My artistic journey started in 2007 and I haven't put the pen down since. My work has evolved through practice, trial and error. Having filled almost 70 sketchbooks, this is an amazing journey that I am extremely grateful for.

Born on Long Island, I spent time working in New York City. I’ve lived in New York and Toronto and currently live in Bogota, Colombia

I hope you see something on my site or in my shop that speaks to you or maybe reminds you of a special time or person in your life. If you are interested in custom work please message me to discuss pricing and timelines.



I worked as an Interior and Industrial Designer for 23 years before moving to Bogota, Colombia and becoming a full time artist. 

I have taught workshops and courses in Colombia, Mexico, South Korea, France and the Philippines with upcoming workshops in the United States and Norway.

I am the president of Urban Sketchers (USk), a global nonprofit organization with the mission to raise the artistic, storytelling, and educational value of on-location drawing. I previously also held the position of Vice President and Membership Director within the ogranization. 

My work has been featured in multiple books and magazines on Urban Sketching. I hold a BFA in Industrial Design and an AAS in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.



Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Over the years I have been lucky enough to be able to travel  and draw in over 20 countries and counting.

While discovering new places I take every opportunity to record my adventures in my sketchbook.


In this photo, I am in Chicago drawing during a workshop at one if the Urban Sketchers International Symposiums.

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