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

dated 2015 until 2020 (click on an image to enlarge an artwork)
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Central Park in Winter

Central Park in Winter

2020

Looking north along the west side of Central Park in afternoon winter sunshine.

Town in Maine

Town in Maine

2020

An imaginary town in Maine based on coastal towns such as Rockland, Camden and Bar Harbor.

Town by the Pyerenees

Town by the Pyerenees

2020

An imaginary town in the Roussillon region of Southern France with Mont Canigou in the background.

Rue de Rennes, Paris

Rue de Rennes, Paris

2020

The church of Saint Germain-des-Prés, Rue de Rennes and Tour Montparnasse on the leftbank of the river Seine.

East River Twilight

East River Twilight

2020

Long Island City, the East River and Manhattan seen at twilight.

Sacra di San Michele

Sacra di San Michele

2020

The Sacra is a wonderful monastery built high on a high overlooking the Val di Susa close to Turin.

Il Campo

Il Campo

2020

The Piazza del Campo forms the heart of medieval Siena in Tuscany.

The Mountain Village

The Mountain Village

2020

The mountain village of Saorge in the Alpes Maritimes north from Nice.

City in Flanders, Winter

City in Flanders, Winter

2020

Imaginary Flemish city with snow based on Ghent, Antwerp and Malines.

Metropolis

Metropolis

2020

The ultimate metropolis, an amalgamation of New York, London and Paris.

East River

East River

2020

Manhattan seen from Brooklyn.

Milan at Night

Milan at Night

2020

View over Milan at night seen through a fish eye lens perspective.

Metropolis at Night

Metropolis at Night

2019

Imaginary city at night.

Rue Soufflot Paris

Rue Soufflot Paris

2019

The Rue Soufflot leading down to the Jardin de Luxembourg seen from the Panthéon.

Town in Holland at Night

Town in Holland at Night

2019

Imaginary Dutch town at night with rising moon.

Atrani

Atrani

2019


The village of Atrani in bright sunshine on the Amalfi coast near Naples.

Hilltop Village at Night

Hilltop Village at Night

2019

Imaginary Italian town high up on a hill at moonrise.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Winter in Groningen

Winter in Groningen

2018

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

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.

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.

Two Up Two Down

Two Up Two Down

2017

terraced houses going uphill somewhere in the North of England.

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.
 

London Market

London Market

2017

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

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.

Berne

Berne

2015

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

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.