Artist Picks: Todd Simpson - Urban Landscapes

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.

Curated by Todd Simpson

153cm (W) x 102cm (H)


64cm (W) x 49cm (H)


120cm (W) x 60cm (H)


94cm (W) x 64cm (H)


31cm (W) x 39cm (H)


54.5cm (W) x 67cm (H)


51cm (W) x 41cm (H)

Mixed Media

About the Curator

Todd Simpson

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.

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