Pete Scully is an urban sketcher and an avid keeper of sketchbooks. He left north London in 2005 to pursue other options in California but misses proper Cadbury’s chocolate. Holds his pen a funny way. He sketches the world as he sees it, he sometimes writes a few things, and generally keeps pretty busy.
In December 2011 Pete had his first solo exhibition at the Pence Gallery in Davis. It went pretty well. Here’s an article in the Davis Enterprise: “See Davis Through Scully’s Drawings“. He has also exhibited at Armadillo Music (Jan 2011) and the Avid Reader (Nov 2011) for the Davis 2nd Friday Art About, and was included on the 2013 Downtown Davis calendar (for March).
Since 2008 Pete has been the Davis correspondent for the global sketching website Urban Sketchers. His sketches are featured in the book ‘The Art of Urban Sketching’, by Urban Sketchers founder Gabi Campanario. He gave a talk about the book and about urban sketching at the Avid Reader bookstore in February 2012 (Davis Enterprise mention).
Since 2012, Pete is a guest correspondent on Urban Sketchers London, and has organized three themed sketchcrawls in London.
In February 2013, Pete was one of the artists featured in Danny Gregory’s book “An Illustrated Journey“, a collection of forty traveling sketchbook artists from around the world. Find out more about the book on Danny Gregory’s website.
Pete has organized monthly sketchcrawls in Davis called “Let’s Draw Davis“, as a way to bring local sketchers together to draw their city. Here’s an article about it in the California Aggie, and another mention in UC Davis Dateline.
Here is an article about Pete and “Let’s Draw Davis” in Davis Life Magazine (by ‘Walking Bob’ Schultz): http://www.davislifemagazine.com/2011/01/lets-draw-davis/
Aggie TV report on the January Davis sketchcrawl (links to Aggie TV Facebook page):