Urban Sketchers

As Urban Sketcher, my mission is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of on-location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel.

"Bristol Temple Meads"

Bristol Temple Meads is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol, England.

The name Temple Meads derives from the nearby Temple Church, which was gutted by bombing during World War II. The word "meads" is a derivation of "mæd", an Old English variation of "mædwe", meadow, referring to the water meadows alongside the River Avon that were part of Temple parish.

"Neasden Temple"

Neasden Temple is a Hindu temple in Neasden, London.

Built entirely using traditional methods and materials, the Swaminarayan Mandir has been described as being Britain’s first authentic Hindu temple. The heart of the Mandir is the Inner Sanctum on the upper floor, where seven ornate shrines house murtis (sacred images) of the Deities.

"O2 Guildhall"

The O2 Guildhall Southampton (originally the Southampton Guildhall) is a multipurpose venue in Southampton (England), located within the Civic Centre. There are three venues within the Southampton Guildhall catering to various event formats: the Guildhall, the Solent Suite and a lecture theatre.


"St. Denys Church"

St. Denys church was built on a site close to the ancient priory by a leading architect in the gothic revival, Sir George Gilbert Scott, (1811-1878). The Nave, Chancel and North Aisle were built in 1867 and the South Aisle added in 1889. The Vestry (now demolished) was built in 1896 and partially re-erected to facilitate the recent development of the Church Centre.

"National Gallery"

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster, in Central London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 

"The River Itchen"

The River Itchen flows from mid-Hampshire to join with Southampton Water below the Itchen Bridge in the city of Southampton. The river has a total length of 28 miles (45 km). It is managed by the Environment Agency, whilst the Port of Southampton is the navigation authority for the tidal section below Swaythling.


"Bargate Wall"

Southampton's town walls are a sequence of defensive structures built around the town in southern England. Although earlier Roman and

Anglo-Saxon settlements around Southampton had been fortified with walls or ditches, the later walls originate with the move of the town to the current site in the 10th century. 

"West Marlands Road"

West Midlands road is a busy pedestrian street in the heart of Southampton bordering with the Central Library by the side and the old Town Hall, now O2 Guildhall, by the other. 

Many people use to take this way to go to East Park, a very relaxing area.

"Waterlilies"

Situated in the south east corner of Southampton Common, The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre provides information about Southampton's abundant wildlife and how we manage the city's open spaces to protect and increase biodiversity.

 


"Trago Lounge"

Trago Lounge is a cozy space in Portswood, Southampton, where you can enjoy a wide variety of cold and hot drinks and different menus.

At 5.10pm a couple enters the room and sits next to the large windows where the views are absolutely colourful. One hour and a half later, they only relate to other contacts by blackmirrors. 

 

"Chris & Steve"

Chris Cudlip is a sculptor based in Southampton, specialising in classical figurative work, studio ceramics and woodcarving. Last 21st May 2017, he did a lively sculpture demo at The Arches open studios. 

It was a great opportunity to capture that moment between artist and model. 

"The Art House"

The art House is one of the popular Live Music Venue located in Southampton.

If you are looking for a place that’s different from anywhere you’ve ever been, a place that welcomes the unexpected and unusual, you will feel very at home here. 


"Lunch Time"

One creatively-inspired, community-run, organic, love-filled, not-for-profit, quirky, slightly wonky, home-grown, 100% original, local cafe / gallery / venue / home-from-home in Southampton since 2008.

 

"St. Philip's Cathedral"

The Cathedral Church of Saint Philip is the Church of England cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Birmingham. Built as a parish church and consecrated in 1715, St Philip's became the cathedral of the newly formed Diocese of Birmingham in 1905.

"The Council House"

Birmingham City Council House in Birmingham, England, is the home of Birmingham City Council, and thus the seat of local government for the city.

It is located in Victoria Square in the city centre and is a Grade II* listed building.


"St John's Order Museum"

Tells the story of the Order from its roots as a pan-European Order of Hospitaller Knights founded in Jerusalem during the Crusades, to its present commitment to providing first aid and care in the community through the St John Ambulance Brigade and running an Ophthalmic Hospital in Jerusalem.

 

"Corn Market"

The market is held on Tuesdays and Fridays. The fine building in the foreground is the Old Corn Exchange (1864). The 12th century Abbey can be seen in the distance.

"Bell Street"

Bell Street is the latest main street in Romsey town centre which is aimed at enhancing the overall accessibility to the area.

Many pedestrians are on this road to get out and out of the city center.


"Romsey Abbey"

Romsey Abbey is a parish church of the Church of England in Romsey, a market town in Hampshire, England. Until the dissolution it was the church of a Benedictine nunnery. It is now the largest parish church in the county, since Christchurch Priory is now in Dorset.

 

"Happy Birthday"

We visited this place again to attend a meeting between skechers Saturday brunch. Immediately impressed by the atmosphere and the service. A birthday was celebrated and I captured the joviality of these teenagers in an unbeatable atmosphere in this sketch.

"Where will be the next one?"

 

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