A conversation with Chris Buchholz from “An Illustrated Journey”

Here’s the next interview with the contributors to my new book An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers

8404449156_1e67cd6857_b Chris Buchholz has been on a wild adventure over the past few years, giving up his life as  a designer in Pennsylvania to move to the Dominican Republic and take up missionary work. A dramatic life change that results in a lot of gorgeous sketchbook pages. 8468805586_04e3ba394b_b

He’s back in the States now and he chatted with me about life and art.italy_21-copy

Chris shares a lot more in my book. Here’s an excerpt:

“For me, my sketchbook is the ultimate passport. When I’m traveling with my sketchbook in hand I seem to slide easily into cultures and conversations. When I’m drawing, the locals seem to let me into their world, accepting me as if I were one of them. This self-issued passport, the sketchbook, is what gets me into the “heart” of the place; into the dining rooms, front porches, hidden alleys, and into the most  fascinating conversations..…” (continued)

Please don’t forget to check out Chris’s flickr feed.