Earlier this week I had the privilege of watching UK artist Stephen Wiltshire draw Sydney live at Customs House - wow, talk about amazing talent... It was just mesmerising to see him sitting there absorbed in the drawing, bringing our iconic Harbour to life, with a smile on his face and iPod in his ears.
UK-based Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities from memory, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. His award-winning work is popular all over the world and is held in a number of important art collections.
Stephen's unique gift was discovered when, as a child, he was diagnosed as autistic. It soon become apparent that he communicated with the world through the language of drawing: first animals, then London buses, and finally buildings. So far, he has completed large-scale panoramic memory drawings of London, New York, Rome, Madrid, Dubai, Jerusalem, Frankfurst, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney.
To support Stephen's awareness campaign and help raise funds for Autism Spectrum Australia, you can buy your own limited-edition print of his Sydney drawing (A3, A2 and A1 formats available, from $82). You'd also be doing your walls a big favour my friend!
For more info on Stephen's portfolio and how to purchase your own print, visit www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/sydney.