Houston Panorama Drawn Live from Memory

Houston Panorama Drawn Live from Memory

Imagine riding a helicopter and seeing the wonders of Houston’s landscape in one ride. The spiraling web of freeways, wards and districts seen from bird’s eye view would put into perspective, literally, why this city is the 4th largest in the nation. You’d sweep over the skyscrapers in downtown, fly over eccentric Montrose District and cruise over fast-growing Midtown and River Oaks. Then, imagine sitting in front of a 3-foot tall and 4-foot wide canvas sketching out a panorama of what you saw all from your memory, in just five days.

Stephen Wiltshire sketches from memory Downtown Houston.

Stephen Wiltshire sketches from memory Downtown Houston.

That’s exactly what Stephen Wiltshire is doing as of right now and you can watch it all. Between April 19-23, Stephen will be drawing out his work of art seven hours a day at The Galleria Mall. Shoppers can walk by and witness the detail of Stephen’s memory and amazing drawing skills.

Stephen Wiltshire's "artistry in progress".

Stephen Wiltshire’s “artistry in progress”.

Stephen was born in London and later diagnosed with autism as a toddler. He was a mute until nine and, even though he now speaks fluently, his favorite hobby and main source of communication is drawing. By the age of 8, he received his first commission from the British Prime Minister. Since then, he has been dedicated to his craft.

Stephen will be at The Galleria IV, Level One, between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..

Check out the Facebook event page and website event page.

If you can’t make it in person, there is also a live stream.




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Hazel Ramos
Hazel Ramos is completing her B.A. in Journalism at the University of Houston.

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