Accurate illustrations of architectural landmarks of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul in Minnesota and various European countries. Included in the image library are highly detailed and accurate images of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the The Landmark Center in Saint Paul, the Minneapolis Skyline, the Sacre Couer in Paris, the Minnesota State Capitol, the famous "Disney" Castle in Germany, the Minneapolis Courthouse, Lee Castle in Scotland and many other notable buildings. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the building or landmark you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion. Custom illustrations of specific sites can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist.
The illustrations are also available for stock art illustration.
As I was developing a style in ink, I think it was only natural that I began with architecture. I was fascinated by old buildings in my late teens and early 20's. In fact, much of my interest in traveling to Europe had to do with all of the old and storied castles, cathedrals and palaces and a great desire to see them and marvel at their unique beauty. Specifically, I became entranced by the castle of Neuschwanstein in Bavaria and the Cathedral in Cologne, Germany. Both of which I was able to see on my backpacking trip when I was 19. Over the years, I was able to return to Europe and even live in Paris for a summer in 1996. During this time, I was also focused on rendering many of the locally famous buildings in my native Twin Cities. After some time, however, my passion and interest in architecture was replaced with a greater interest and appreciation of nature, and especially wild animals. I am very proud of the work I did in architecture, and may return to the subject one day. Until then, it remains the subject in which I was able to develop my "eye" for a drawing and it's composition, layout and technique.