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Last December, a 31-year-old artist from London visited Hong Kong and amazed everyone by his drawings of out own home town. The artists name is Stephen Wiltshire and his story is very special.

Stephen Wiltshire: 'Hong Kong is very beautiful and easy to draw.'

When Stephen was three years old, he was unable to speak. He screamed a lot and appeared to live in his own world. Doctors said he has autism. He went to a special school when he was five and his teachers noticed he enjoyed drawing. By the time he was eight, he was drawing cities he had seen in books and everyone realised that he had an incredible talent. Stephen was able to look at a building then draw it in minute detail just a few minutes or even months later. At 13, he was destined as 'the best child artist in Britain.'

Stephen was invited to visit Hong Kong last December by shopping centres owned by the MTR Corporation. Whilst he was here, he took a 20-minute helicopter ride over Victoria Harbour. He later drew the buildings along the Hong Kong waterfront.

He described Hong Kong as being very beautiful and easy to draw! His favourite buildings was the IFC2 tower. He spent four days drawing from memory what he had seen, producing an incredibly accurate sketch measuring 10 metres by one metre.

Today, some of Stephen's drawings sell for around HK$600,000. A lot of this money goes to charities that look after other people who have autism, just like him.


Stephen Wiltshire Exhibitions
Stephen's shows attract large number of visitors worldwide. Will your city be the next in his diary?

Press office

Stephen Wiltshire's press office
Download Stephen's biography, key dates and press brief. Find answers to your interview questions.

Image library

Stephen Wiltshire's press office
Photographs of a Genius in action from the late 1970s to today for press use or illustration purposes.

London gallery

Stephen Wiltshire's London Studio
Stephen Wiltshire's private art gallery is located in Notting Hill, London, welcoming his collectors on an appointment basis.

  • Shopping

    You can pay by most major credit and debit cards, PayPal and bank transfer online. We ship worldwide on a daily basis and you can also purchase original drawings for collection from our private London gallery. Stephen also continues to fulfill commissions for his clientele. Shopping

  • Delivery

    We deliver worldwide on a daily basis while your parcel is fully covered by our Lloyds policy throughout its journey. Shipping costs start from £3.99 within UK and £17.99 to anywhere in the world depending on its dimensions and weight. All parcels are packaged professionally. More on shipping

  • Commissions

    Stephen continues to fulfill on commissions for his clientele. Feel free to contact us if you have a particular view or city in mind. Please note, there may be a waiting list. Commissions
  • Press office

    Information for journalists and publishers about Stephen Wiltshire including press releases, key dates, biography, his rider, Q&A and publishing rights. Our archive and image library are also available to you, once you brief us about the context and direction of your publication. Please contact us if you wish to schedule an interview with Stephen. Press Office

  • Returns

    If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, let us know within 21 days, and we will offer you a full refund no questions asked. We also offer free replacement in case your parcel is damaged or lost in transit. Shop with confidence

  • Who we are

    Stephen Wiltshire Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Our address is 22 Palace Court, Notting Hill, London, W2 4HU, United Kingdom. Company no.: 12518766. About us