The cityscape drawings. A selection of recent and older ink drawings of the cities I admire.
dated 2015 until 2021
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The river Aare valley, the bridges and the old town of Berne with the famous trio of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau rising high up in the background.
Imaginary town based on Menton, Cervo and Camogli on a warm summer evening.
Piazza della Signoria in Florence seen in bright sunshine. Above part of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi and Loggia dei Lanzi can be seen.
One of the great avenues on Manhattan seen in morning sunshine.
An imaginary urban scene (strongly based on New York though) seen in the bright light of mid winter with long shadows of skyscrapers cast over a park and the ajoining neighbourhoods.
Looking north along the west side of Central Park in afternoon winter sunshine.
An imaginary town in Maine based on coastal towns such as Rockland, Camden and Bar Harbor.
An imaginary town in the Roussillon region of Southern France with Mont Canigou in the background.
The church of Saint Germain-des-Prés, Rue de Rennes and Tour Montparnasse on the leftbank of the river Seine.
Long Island City, the East River and Manhattan seen at twilight.
The Sacra is a wonderful monastery built high on a high overlooking the Val di Susa close to Turin.
The Piazza del Campo forms the heart of medieval Siena in Tuscany.
The mountain village of Saorge in the Alpes Maritimes north from Nice.
Imaginary Flemish city with snow based on Ghent, Antwerp and Malines.
The ultimate metropolis, an amalgamation of New York, London and Paris.
Manhattan seen from Brooklyn.
View over Milan at night seen through a fish eye lens perspective.
Imaginary city at night.
The Rue Soufflot leading down to the Jardin de Luxembourg seen from the Panthéon.
Imaginary Dutch town at night with rising moon.
Imaginary Italian town high up on a hill at moonrise.
Nighttime view over Hoboken, New Jersey with brightly illuminated Manhattan in the background.
Imaginary city in Belgium based on Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges, Louvain and Brussels.
Haarlem seen from the north with the Spaarne river in the foreground.
A forgotten corner of Venice somewhere between Canareggio and Castello.
View over Milan at night with the Galleria, the Duomo and Torre Velasca clearly visible.
View over the ancient heart of Naples, better known as Spaccanapoli (split Naples).
Groningen in Holland on a snowy evening seen from the west. The foreground is pure fiction but the rest is fairly accurate.
Venice in morning sun seen from Giudecca. The Alps are visible on the horizon.
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.
Imaginary town in the South of France on a warm summer afternoon.
Wholly imaginary city composed of impressions from many, often unrelated places in both North America and Europe.
Imaginary village somewhere in the Maritime provinces of Canada.
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.
One of the great avenues on Manhattan during rush hour.
Imaginary town in the south of France on a hill overlooking a vast plain and distant mountains.
Imaginairy hill village high above the rocky Amalfi coast.
Florence skyline seen from the rose garden.
Manhattan and the Hudson seen from the north at night. Along the Hudson a train can be seen approaching its final call, Penn Station.
A village in the heart of Vermont with the Green Mountains in the background.
Imaginary city based on Genoa, Naples and Triest at Night.
View over the market in Groningen seen in the low sunlight of a wintry afternoon.
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.
An imaginary town in Transylvania (Romania) based on Sibiu and Brasov close to the snow covered Carpathians.
Imaginary town in Holland by one of the great rivers under a typically Dutch winter sky.
Commissioned drawing of Groningen seen from the north. One of my favourite drawings of 2017.
An imaginairy square on Manhattan seen the bright low light of a winter afternoon.
Plaza Real seen in bright sunlight in the old heart of Barcelona. The famous Ramblas is just visible in the background.
A market somewhere in London. Similar in appearance to the famous Portobello Road Market.
The promenade in Béziers overlooking the river Orb and Montaigne Noire on a warm summer evening.
A town in England based on Lincoln and York. The centrepiece of this drawing and town is its majestic gothic cathedral.
The old centre of Genoa in bright midday sunlight.
The Grand Canal near the Academy bridge after dark.
View over the old town of Berne with the Alps in the background.
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.