about the artist

David Wardman, Linton, watercolour

Artist, architectural illustrator

David Wardman’s work in architectural illustration spans 30 years. With completed projects throughout Australia, US, Asia and Europe he has secured his position as an important contributor to the depiction and promotion of architecture. A large body of his work is in the modern architecture collection of drawings in the Mitchell Library (State Library of NSW).

Watercolour rendering with its long standing tradition in architectural drawing, coupled with clear line drawing makes for an evocative but concise and accurate depiction on screen or paper.

Each drawing is prepared in stages to allow client participation. David prepares a preliminary drawing followed by a clean line drawing. The clean line drawing is then watercolour rendered on fine art paper.

An art and design graduate (London), David has been a lecturer in visual communication for design students at the Sydney College of the Arts. He has been a guest lecturer at Sydney University, UTS, and The Australian Institute of Architects.

David is a founding member of the Australian Association of Architectural Illustrators.

Selected exhibitions & competitions

  • 2011 Manly Art Gallery and Museum, group exhibition: offshore artists
  • 2009 Painters Gallery Mona Vale, group exhibition: watercolour
  • 2008 finalist: Paddington Art Prize
  • 2008-1983 practitioner in architectural illustration
  • 2005 Newport Artworks Gallery, group exhibition
  • 2002 Royal Australian Institute of Architects, group exhibition: architectural drawing and painting
  • 2000 Global Gallery Paddington, solo exhibition: oil paintings, abstract
  • 1999 Global Gallery Paddington, solo exhibition: oil paintings, abstract
  • 1996 Casula Powerhouse Regional Art Centre group exhibition, architectural drawings