URBAN LANDSCAPE ARTIST - Neil Whitehead

I live and work in South West England. As a  prolific 'plein air' artist I regularly draw upon inspiration from the urban landscape on large scale canvas or via smaller sketchbook observations

The tension, the light, the depth, the anger, the decay, the majesty, the height, the people, the love, the sky, the crowds, the bustle, the atmosphere, the moment.  

Ink and paint converge in my art where I infuse strong tones, rapid mark making and negative space to create artful urban scenes

Art is everywhere and is my conscious and subconscious driving force. Art, for me, is the process of a change of emotion or a change of ‘seeing’. I am addicted to the sensation that art can deliver and how this manifests itself. Brilliant art unlocks new ways of understanding. 

Urbanism is pivotal to my inspiration. Architecture and historic structures carry all sorts of stories and tales that can fuel my vivid imagination. I love the fusion of the modern age framed by listed buildings, historic shop fronts, archways and spires. I adore working with visual depth and sharp perspective and spend a lot of time photographing and physically framing views and vanishing points for the perfect scene. 

The addition of people and daily life is the element that offers the unexpected twists to authentic ‘urban sketching’ – sketching on location.


“Urbanism is pivotal to my inspiration. Architecture and historic structures carry all sorts of stories and tales that can fuel my vivid imagination. I love the fusion of the modern age framed by listed buildings, historic shop fronts, archways and spires.”


Galleries

FINE ART GALLERY

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URBAN SKETCHBOOK DIARY

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PHOTOGRAPHY

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My Watercolour Process

As an urban landscape artist my work is inspired by the cities and towns we live in. An avid urban sketcher, my dedication to sketching on location and remaining true to the cause has been tested through various lockdowns. I have reflected heavily on my sketchbook and adapted many of these pieces into larger more artful creations on canvas that forge visual reference and my imagination.

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ACRYLIC ORIGINALS FOR SALE

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WATERCOLOUR ORIGINALS FOR SALE

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WATERCOLOUR PRINTS FOR SALE

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Blog & Contact

BLOG

View my blog posts where I write about my process, current engagements, and thoughts on art and creativity. 

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CONTACT

Open to commissions and exciting projects, please feel free to drop me a line and discuss ideas. 

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