The cityscape drawings. A selection of recent and older ink drawings of the cities I admire.

dated 2011 until 2019 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Hoboken, The Hudson and Manhattan at Night

Hoboken, The Hudson and Manhattan at Night

2019

Nighttime view over Hoboken, New Jersey with brightly illuminated Manhattan in the background.

City and Volcano

City and Volcano

2019

This imaginary city is an amalgamation of Naples, Catania and Palermo with a volcano as mighty as Mount Etna looming over this exuberant baroque town

City in Belgium

City in Belgium

2019

Imaginary city in Belgium based on Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Louvain and Brussels.

Haarlem

Haarlem

2019

Haarlem seen from the north with the Spaarne river in the foreground.

Somewhere over Venice

Somewhere over Venice

2019

A forgotten corner of Venice somewhere between Canareggio and Castello.

Milan at Night

Milan at Night

2019

View over Milan at night with the Galleria, the Duomo and Torre Velasca clearly visible.

Genoa at Night

Genoa at Night

2019

View over Genoa and the Mediterranean in the bright light of the full moon. This is a commissioned piece.

Spaccanapoli

Spaccanapoli

2019

View over the ancient heart of Naples, better known as Spaccanapoli (split Naples).

Winternight in Groningen

Winternight in Groningen

2019

Groningen in Holland on a snowy evening seen from the west. The foreground is pure fiction but the rest is fairly accurate.

Piazza del Campo

Piazza del Campo

2019

The medieval Piazza del Campo in Siena with the gothic Palazzo Pubblico on a hot summer afternoon.

Venice Panorama

Venice Panorama

2019

Venice in morning sun seen from Giudecca. The Alps are visible on the horizon.

City in the Distance

City in the Distance

2018

Arrival in an imaginary city including impressions from New York, Montreal, Budapest and many other places. Spent over two years of discontinuous work on this major piece.

City in the Provence

City in the Provence

2018

Imaginary town in the South of France on a warm summer afternoon.

City by the Mountains

City by the Mountains

2018

Wholly imaginary city composed of impressions from many, often unrelated places in both North America and Europe.

Maritime Village

Maritime Village

2018

Imaginary village somewhere in the Maritime provinces of Canada.

Venice at Night

Venice at Night

2018

Nocturnal panorama of Venice with from left to right the grand Canal, the Salute church, Saint Mark's square and basilica, the ducal palace and the Riva.

NYC Rush Hour

NYC Rush Hour

2018

One of the great avenues on Manhattan during rush hour.

Town at Dusk

Town at Dusk

2018

Imaginary town in the south of France on a hill overlooking a vast plain and distant mountains.

Village by the Amalfi Coast

Village by the Amalfi Coast

2018

Imaginairy hill village high above the rocky Amalfi coast.

Town in Southern Italy

Town in Southern Italy

2018

Imaginairy town somewhere on the coast of Southern Italy

Mountain Hamlet

Mountain Hamlet

2018

Imaginary mountain village in the Canton of Ticino in the south of Switzerland

Florence

Florence

2018

Florence skyline seen from the rose garden.

NYC Arrival

NYC Arrival

2018

Manhattan and the Hudson seen from the north at night. Along the Hudson a train can be seen approaching its final call, Penn Station.

Village in Vermont

Village in Vermont

2018

A village in the heart of Vermont with the Green Mountains in the background.

City by the Mediterranean at Night

City by the Mediterranean at Night

2018

Imaginary city based on Genoa, Naples and Triest at Night.

New York, New York

New York, New York

2018

My first 180 degree perspective drawing of Manhattan. On the left Midtown Manhattan can be seen and on the right, all the way south Downtown can be seen as well.

Winter in Groningen

Winter in Groningen

2018

View over the market in Groningen seen in the low sunlight of a wintry afternoon.

City in Northern England

City in Northern England

2018

City in Northern England based on Manchester and Liverpool.

Budapest at Night

Budapest at Night

2018

Panorama at night of the Caste District, the Danube and the gracious bridges linking old Buda with 19th century Pest on the opposite side of the river.

Town in Transylvania

Town in Transylvania

2017

An imaginary town in Transylvania (Romania) based on Sibiu and Brasov close to the snow covered Carpathians.

Dutch Riverside Town

Dutch Riverside Town

2017

Imaginary town in Holland by one of the great rivers under a typically Dutch winter sky.

Groningen

Groningen

2017

Commissioned drawing of Groningen seen from the north. One of my favourite drawings of 2017.

Village by the Riviera

Village by the Riviera

2017

Imaginary village by the Frech Riviera.

Square in New York - Winter

Square in New York - Winter

2017

An imaginairy square on Manhattan seen the bright low light of a winter afternoon.

Mountain Village

Mountain Village

2017

Village in the mountainous hinterland of the French or Italian Riviera.

Two Up Two Down

Two Up Two Down

2017

terraced houses going uphill somewhere in the North of England.

City in the Languedoc

City in the Languedoc

2017

City in the Languedoc, an imaginary city in the south of France based on Montpellier, Nimes, Béziers and Narbonne.

Plaza Real

Plaza Real

2017

Plaza Real seen in bright sunlight in the old heart of Barcelona. The famous Ramblas is just visible in the background.
 

Cannaregio

Cannaregio

2017

Morning in the Cannaregio neighbourhood in Venice. In the background the lagoon and Alps are visible.

The Big Lakeland Drawing

The Big Lakeland Drawing

2017

Imaginary town by a lake and surrounded by bulky mountains in the heart of the English Lake District.

Budapest Panorama

Budapest Panorama

2017

View over the roofstops of the Hungarian capital.

London Market

London Market

2017

A market somewhere in London. Similar in appearance to the famous Portobello Road Market.

Lyon at Night

Lyon at Night

2017

The old centre of Lyon and the river Saone illuminated by the rising full moon.

Sunset in the Languedoc

Sunset in the Languedoc

2017

The promenade in Béziers overlooking the river Orb and Montaigne Noire on a warm summer evening.

Town in England or The Gothic Cathedral

Town in England or The Gothic Cathedral

2016

A town in England based on Lincoln and York. The centrepiece of this drawing and town is its majestic gothic cathedral.

Genoa Sunlight

Genoa Sunlight

2016

The old centre of Genoa in bright midday sunlight.

Venice Evening

Venice Evening

2016

The Grand Canal near the Academy bridge after dark.

Central Park & 5th

Central Park & 5th

2016

View over Central Park and 5th Avenue from the south.
 

New York

New York

2016

Panorama over Midtown Manhattan and beyond seen from the north west.

City after Dusk.

City after Dusk.

2016

Imaginary metropolis after dusk. It took me almost half a year to do this drawing.

Berne

Berne

2015

View over the old town of Berne with the Alps in the background.
 

City in Holland

City in Holland

2015

Imaginairy city somewhere in Holland.

Grand Place

Grand Place

2015

Grand Place in a Flemish city.

Bucharest

Bucharest

2015

Portrait of the eccentric capital of Romania, Bucharest. In the foreground the wide, open Unification Square (Piata Unirii) is visible and in the background the impressive Palace of Parliament.

Metropolis by the Sea

Metropolis by the Sea

2014

Imaginary metropolis with elements from New York, London and Paris. 5 months of grinding labour!

Bridge in Sunlight

Bridge in Sunlight

2013

View over the river Liffey in Dublin.

London Bridge & The Shard

London Bridge & The Shard

2013

View from The City looking south towards London Bridge and the Shard.

Railway station

Railway station

2011

Imaginary railway station and urban surroundings in a Central European city.