Neil Dawson’s cityscapes take inspiration from everyday images. Having grown up with a love for art, nurtured at school and at St Martins College in London, he forged a successful career in the City. He loved the buzz of the streets especially at night with headlights reflected on the wet tarmac, the energy of London buses and buildings reflected in the moonlit Thames.
Reading newspapers and seeing images of faraway cities on TV instilled a passion for travel, which in turn became a spring board to creating his stunning artworks. Experiencing new cultures, surroundings and events, he photographed madly and widely and returned home to create amazing and vibrant international cityscapes which had become part of his own life experience. In addition to London these cities include Edinburgh, Paris, New York, Sydney and Venice. Painting in oil, the moods of his work changes from vibrant and dramatic to calm and serene as days unfold into night.
Neil says “I am inspired by the energy and colour of cities. I love to paint iconic architecture and imagery – hoping to spark a connection with the viewer, recreating memories of happy times spent in these dynamic cities”.