Artist Picks: Todd Simpson - Urban Landscapes

By Todd Simpson
Melbourne

About this Curation

There's a lot more to landscape art than rolling hills and eucalyptus trees.


With over 85% of Australians living in an urban setting it's probably not surprising that many artists are actively creating work that responds to this reality.


The urban environment can be a source of both connection and isolation for those living in it but as an artist I find it's a source of endless inspiration.


This curation is a selection of my personal favourites from the talented Bluethumb artists and photographers working in the urban landscape space. Each piece has resonated with me in some way and I would be proud to have any of them hanging on my wall.

About the Curator

New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Todd Simpson is a full time visual artist who paints in a hyper realistic style, he is best known on Bluethumb for his streetscapes but is also an avid portrait artist.


During a successful 2020 Todd won the People's Choice Award in the Bluethumb Art Prize, worked in collaboration with Disney on a painting to promote the Pixar movie Soul and had work exhibited at the Australian National Portrait Gallery and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery.


He has been a finalist in numerous Australian and New Zealand Art awards for his work, including the Black Swan Portrait Prize, Darling Portrait Prize and the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.

153cm (W) x 102cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$6,200

71.5cm (W) x 71.5cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$1,350

101.6cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)

Oil Paint
$5,550

46cm (W) x 46cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$1,280

60cm (W) x 45cm (H)

Oil Paint
$3,300

40cm (W) x 28cm (H)

Oil Paint
$380

120cm (W) x 60cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$930

90cm (W) x 60cm (H)

Oil Paint
$2,950

27cm (W) x 35cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$390

54.5cm (W) x 67cm (H)

Drawings
$2,990

51cm (W) x 41cm (H)

Mixed Media
$180

200cm (W) x 150cm (H)

Oil Paint
$18,000

100cm (W) x 75cm (H)

Photograph
$3,800

20cm (W) x 25cm (H)

Acrylic Paint
$360

74cm (W) x 62cm (H)

Oil Paint
$1,030

42cm (W) x 59.4cm (H)

Photograph
$480

76.2cm (W) x 76.2cm (H)

Photograph
$750