If you haven’t heard about Stephen Wiltshire, it’s about time you do.
Stephen is a British architectural artist who is know for his ability to draw a landscape from memory after seeing it just one time. Born in London, England in 1974, Stephen was mute when young, at the age of 3 he was diagnosed as autistic. The same year, his father died in a motorcycle accident. At the age of 5 he was sent to Queensmill School where he began to express an interest in drawing and figured out ways to communicate through art.
Now Stephen has gained worldwide popularity with his cityscapes and panoramic drawings. He’s been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to art and has been the subject of numerous documenteries and books.
Stephen has a permanent gallery of his works in the Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall in London and was recently made an honorary Fellow of the Society of Architectural Illustration.
Please take a look at the video posted above for a bit of inspiration, check out the documentary, Beautiful Minds: A Voyage Into the Brain, and be sure to check out Stephen’s web site for his entire story with prints and original works for sale. www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/