About Downtown Sketcher

Sketching the Soul of the City: The Unique Vision of Wynand van Niekerk

  Welcome to the world of Wynand van Niekerk, a sketch artist, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada, with a unique vision and a passion for the urban landscape. Capturing the soul of each storefront and building that I sketch.

My fascination with architecture and storefronts began in childhood, and it has only grown stronger with time. The intricate details and unique character of each building inspire me to create art that is both beautiful and captivating. My sketches are not mere representations of buildings, but rather windows into the stories behind them. I use alcohol-based markers to add depth and vibrancy to each piece, bringing the urban landscape to life in vivid color.

My work is more than just art; it is a reflection of my soul and my love for the city. I am constantly exploring new neighborhoods, seeking out hidden gems and uncovering the beauty that lies within them. In the end, my work is not just a reflection of me; it is a reflection of the city itself. I am proud to be a part of this vibrant community, and I hope to inspire others to see the beauty in the world around them.

Thank you for taking the time to discover my world of urban sketches. I look forward to sharing my passion with you and creating something truly special together.

Follow my channels on Instagram: @downtownsketcher (sketching) | @wynandvniekerk (photography) | @storefrontsnovascotia (storefronts in Nova Scotia)