The long awaited publication of SAI members' work has just been published. The Society of Architectural Illustration was founded in 1974 and has around 150 members mainly in the UK. This book represents more than 60 of its leading members including yours truly. Copies can be obtained for £25 - the official book launch is next week - details to follow. An exhibition of selected works is currently at the Anise Gallery where the launch will take place.
The SAI exhibition opens on 21 April at the Anise Gallery Shad Thames London. All welcome at the reception on 20 April from 5 to 8.00 pm. http://www.anisegallery.co.uk/stories-in-light-and-line/
For the first time ever Anise Gallery will be exhibiting a collection of art works by members of the Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI), the world’s oldest and most prestigious architectural illustrators organisation.With a keen interest and passion in illustration, Anise Gallery is excited to have this unique opportunity to bring together the leading architectural artists, illustrators, model makers, animators and photographers in one show.The art works on display will span from traditional watercolours and pencil sketches to CGIs and photo real imagery reflecting the diversity in disciplines that the SAI as an organisation represents and encourages.
April 22 to May 20 2012. For more info go to: http://www.anisegallery.co.uk/?page_id=46
A rather belated mention of the SAI drawing and rendering workshops held at the University of Bath in October. Given it was held on a saturday morning the turn-out was extraordinary. The Architecture seminar room was the venue for a series of workshops delivered by myself and four other SAI members to a packed audience of more than eighty B.Arch. undergraduates hungry to learn the masters' secrets! This is me in full flow: How to draw a peg in three easy lessons! Here's a link for more info: http://www.sai.org.uk/blog/?p=584
...and of course I had to sketch a delightful church nestling on the corner of St Mary's Axe in contrast to the high tech steel and glass which dominates this part of the city.
Here you can see part of the Lloyds Building on the right.
Here are some sketches I made on saturday's Big Draw event as part of the City of London Festival. The workshop called "From Brief to Vision with the SAI" was put on by the Society of Architectural Illustration at 30 St Mary Axe. SAI artists invited participants to design and visualise their personal ideas for sites within the City of London using both traditional and digital media. You can see our marquee here - the one on the right. It was very well attended and enjoyed by all - photographs to follow. Thanks must go to Joe Robson our President and friends for its success - also to Don Coe our Chair.