Canadian artist John Coburn loves drawing cities.
For over 40 years he’s been drawing cityscapes in his signature Pen & Ink drawing style, he’s been featured in 4 books about Manhattan and is best known for his work in Healing Hearts, a book of drawings sent out to families who lost loved ones after 9/11.
His next exhibition along with recent Paris & London drawings features what could easily be the largest drawing of Toronto in history, it’s 12 ft long!!
(ABOVE: 1st Half of John Coburn’s 12 ft long drawing of Toronto)
” I was given access to the 25th floor at Bay & Queen ( Simpson Tower ) and drew my brains out for 6 months – my view faced 360 degrees so I could draw the city from every direction ! It features just about every high rise there is downtown as well as capturing Queen St East all away out to the beaches and Queen st West running to Parkdale.” – John Coburn
John Coburn joined Classical FM host Kathleen Kajioka on Tuesday November 4th, 2014 for an interview about his drawing process and upcoming exhibition.
(ABOVE: 2nd Half of John Coburn’s 12 ft long drawing of Toronto)
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