Australian artist Stephen Travers has always desired to paint but had subdued every day for 25 years. He took up drawing and painting when his daughter won a year’s scholarship at the Julian Ashton Art School. After taking a couple of introductory TAFE Cert IV Fine Arts subjects in drawing and painting in 2006 and 2007, which provided some enforced structure and input, he left classes to focus on the subjects that always captured his imagination. He drown himself in painting the light, colour, shape and texture of the Australian natural environment.In 2015 he took the step of leaving regular employment to work full-time at his art. Today,we share some of his sketches that he drew during his trip to Paris, France. You will love the way he transformed the iconic places of Paris in black and white portraits.
FB: You will love the way Australian artist Stephen Travers transforms the iconic places of Paris in black and white sketch portraits.
Sitting on the top of a hill with no other buildings around it ensures the Basilica of Sacre Coeur presents many dramatic and varied views as you approach it.
“The Arc de Triomphe says ‘Paris’ almost as loudly as the Eiffel Tower”
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
“Église St.Leu. and St. Gilles by Les Halles Paris, France. Fels like a little church compared to all its grander sisters.”
“I am amazed at the architectural extravagance of the Hotel de Ville in Paris. For a long time, it intimidated me to not even try to draw it.”
“I really enjoy familiar structures from an unfamiliar angle. This side view of the Hotel de Ville in Paris fits that description nicely, I think.”
Musée de Louvre
Sainte Chapelle de Paris.