Two of my favorite painting subjects (at the moment) are still lifes and cityscapes. I like that the subject doesn’t have to be that interesting to make an interesting painting, meaning that the best still life and cityscape painters are really alchemists. Ordinary pots and pans or congested and polluted city views can be turned into paintings of great beauty.
Paul Balmer is a South African born, Australian taught, NYC based painter doing some amazing cityscape paintings.
High as the Horizon – Paul Balmer
Gallant – Paul Balmer
Between Night and Day – Paul Balmer
He does some nice cityscape drawings and landscape paintings too.. which can be seen on his website here.