Dan Wrightson


We experience the city as a continuous flow of buildings but each one carries it own set of stories and each one represents a distinct set of intentions in time - it was conceived, money was raised, architects and builders engaged and hopes were pinned on it. As an ex-architect and an amateur historian these stories resonate for me.

Dan Wrightson grew up in Italy, close to Siena and Florence, and painted from an early age. After Art School in Florence he studied Architecture at Cambridge, and buildings have remained the focus of his work. He prefers to work “en plein air”, painting mainly in watercolours and in one, swift sitting, often adding notes about the building or the situation to each painting. His works have been bought in Europe, Australia and the US and he is presently working on a series of paintings of North London, mainly High Barnet where he now lives.