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John Walsom

John Walsom

John Walsom - Architectural and Streetscapes Illustrator. UK

Traditionally painted architectural illustrations are a speciality of John Walsom, who uses his background in architecture and watercolour skills to produce works that are beautiful, accurate, and that evoke the exact mood his clients are after.
Inspired by painters like JMW Turner, Lucien Freud, Frederick Cuming and Ken Howard, John combines structural understanding with a deft use of light, colour and texture to evoke the atmosphere, resulting in a client list that goes well beyond architectural practices and developers to include leading publishers and global brands. He has a BA in Architecture from the University of Sheffield and has practiced as an architect, architectural photographer and illustrator, as well as a scenic artist at the Crucible Theatre.

Approach

John’s more accurate illustrations are done in watercolour, while he uses acrylics or oils for more expressive pieces. He sets up perspective views on a drawing board in the traditional way and uses a range of stencils for ellipses and curves, working with pencils, brushes and paint.

Styles

Varying his style and media, John can lean towards greater realism or expressiveness according to the brief. He spends more time on the drawing than the painting, which is fairly loose and adventurous, with a rich colour palette. He likes painting oils en plein air – working fast with the changing light.

Client list

John has been commissioned by clients including The University of Cambridge, Oxford University Press, Harrods, Royal Bank of Scotland, Historic Royal Palaces, Rolex, Andrew Winch Designs, Corbin & King, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph.
Watercolor artwork of Blomfield Street scene
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Accurate depiction of Kensington Palace
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Hotel Spa Interior - Architectural illustration
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Acrylic painting of Harrods building
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Architectural painting of Richmond old town hall
John Walsom
Historic Hampton Court Palace illustration
John Walsom
Realistic art of Patisserie Valerie Cafe Interior
John Walsom
Late night painting of an Italian bar
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Shrek at Drury Lane Streetscape Illustration
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The Westbound Strand Bus Stop painting by John Walsom
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Architectural depiction of Sheekey's Bar and Grill
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Watercolor of the outside of the Topping & Company Bookshop
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A painting that looks like the Colosseum
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Watercolour illustration by John Walsom
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Hampton Court Palace Interior
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Dinning room watercolor painting
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Proposal for an office reception in Manhattan
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Proposal for the interior of a historic theatre in Malta
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Château Lafite Rothschild winery painting
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Theater Auditorium Building Drawing
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A Watercolor of the New Bond Street Scene
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Streetscape Illustration by John Walsom
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Aerial view of London cityscape illustration
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Library interior line and wash illustration
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Retro Hotel Bar watercolor illustration
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Contemporary art of Christmas stree
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Guitar Porn in Denmark Street
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SouthBank in summer painting by John Walsom
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Watercolour exhibited at the London Transport Museum
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South Bank Lights illustration
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Oil painting of Andalucia
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Front door painting by UK based illustrator
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John Walsom's Oxford Street Summer oil painting
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Autumn scene depicting a Porter's Stream in Bushy Park
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Illustration of Richmond Riverside in watercolor
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Bookstore illustration for Telegraph Magazine
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John Walsom's depiction of a West End cab
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Detailed Architectural Drawing of the Hampton Court Palace
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The Ballroom of Knole, shown in watercolour
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John Walsom's Norwegian Winter Scene
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Replica Acrylic Painting of the Historic Blackfriars Bridge
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Watercolour Painting by UK Based Illustrator
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Historic Kitchens painting
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illustration of art shelf
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Realistic picture of Overflow Pond in Home Park, Hampton
John Walsom
Oil painting by John Walsom
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Orion Nebula Painting
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Painting with watercolors of flowers
John Walsom
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