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.

80cm (W) x 54cm (H)

Oil
$3,780

75cm (W) x 50cm (H)

Photograph
$1,580

126cm (W) x 97cm (H)

Oil
$4,850

46cm (W) x 61cm (H)

Acrylic
$490

50cm (W) x 40cm (H)

Oil
$600

52cm (W) x 67cm (H)

Acrylic
$10,480

29.7cm (W) x 42cm (H)

Photograph
$280

64cm (W) x 64cm (H)

Acrylic
$1,680

145cm (W) x 105cm (H)

Oil
$2,000

48cm (W) x 33cm (H)

Reproduction Print
$200

66cm (W) x 51cm (H)

Acrylic
$600

38cm (W) x 56cm (H)

Watercolour
$890

41.4cm (W) x 50cm (H)

Photograph
$360

59.5cm (W) x 42cm (H)

Mixed Media
$380

122cm (W) x 92cm (H)

Acrylic
$1,030

71cm (W) x 101.5cm (H)

Acrylic
$3,850

62cm (W) x 88cm (H)

Other Media
$1,800

60.4cm (W) x 42.5cm (H)

Photograph
$480