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.

60cm (W) x 42cm (H)

Photograph
$550

153cm (W) x 102cm (H)

Acrylic
$6,000

100cm (W) x 100cm (H)

Photograph
$1,650

59.4cm (W) x 84.1cm (H)

Acrylic
$1,050

61cm (W) x 45.7cm (H)

Oil
$2,950

91cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Oil
$980

101cm (W) x 81cm (H)

Acrylic
$730

121cm (W) x 91cm (H)

Acrylic
$2,850

30cm (W) x 30cm (H)

Oil
$160

42cm (W) x 29.7cm (H)

Photograph
$250

95cm (W) x 97cm (H)

Oil
$1,800

74cm (W) x 133cm (H)

Other Media
$1,650

150cm (W) x 100cm (H)

Acrylic
$6,000

40cm (W) x 50cm (H)

Oil
$1,620

45cm (W) x 60cm (H)

Other Media
$550

45.5cm (W) x 35.5cm (H)

Oil
$2,430

98cm (W) x 146cm (H)

Reproduction Print
$780