GG2 honoured Stephen the Achievement through Adversity award on the 10th of September in London. Stephen, raised by his mother following the early death of his father, has overcome severe difficulties to become leading architectural artist of the world. (Sep 2007)
Stephen has been nominated for the `Achievement through Adversity` award by GG2 for reaching high level of attainment through difficult circumstances. The ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House in London on 10th of September. Judges include Barry Gardiner MP, Sarah Brown, Terry Mansfield CBE, Peter Preston and Ramniklal Solanki CBE. (Aug 2007)
Stephen Wiltshire needed only a few minutes to look at New Yorks Columbus Circle before he sat down and drew the entire thing from memory.
`I draw from memory, buildings and cities mostly. I can look at something for a few minutes, take it in, then go somewhere else and put it on paper. The lines, the shapes, and angles and arcs. I can go back in my mind and draw a scene I saw years ago...` (Jul 2007)
Bonhams the world`s oldest and largest auctioneer of fine art and antiques will be selling an early Stephen Wiltshire drawing of Salibury Cathedral on 25th of September in Knightsbridge. `This is probably the first time such an item has ever been auctioned.` (Bonhams)
The drawing of Salisbury Cathedral comes from the estate of the late prime minister Ted Heath, who was drawn to Stephen`s talents by Sir Hugh Casson, former president of the Royal Academy. (Jul 2007)
A hand painted Gibson guitar will be on public display at The O2 in Greenwich featuring an original Stephen Wiltshire drawing along with a signature of an associated musician to authenticate and endorse their own individual guitar.
Music legends such as Rod Stewart, Noel Gallagher, Brian May, Gorillaz, James Morrision, Sir Cliff Richard and James Blunt are already confirmed. (Jun 2007)
Stephen has not been to New York for almost 15 years, all his recent memory drawings of the city reflect his view from the early 90`s. In May 2007 he flew over to his favourite city to update his memory of its major landscapes and new developments. In his first video diary Stephen guides us around in New York and shows his more personal and intimate side. (May 2007)
Speaking in London, Ivan Corea said:`Stephen Wiltshire is a wonderful role model to all young people. Here is a young man, diagnosed with autism, who has overcome barriers to become a leading architectural artist in the world. Stephen Wiltshire has made a difference. I urge the Government to use Stephen Wiltshire as a classic example of success, in education campaigns aimed at young people.` Tony Blair said that `Autism is a serious issue.` (May 2007)
The original 5 meter piece - created in Rome in 2005 - has been recently exhibited in Richmond this year for the first time. Thousands flocked to Riverside Gallery to view the stunning masterpiece which is now available in a scaled down version. The print measures 2 meters in length and produced on superior quality silk art paper with an estimated longevity of over a 100 years. (Apr 2007)
A video excerpt of the Beautiful Minds - Voyage into the brain documentary featuring Stephen Wiltshire drawing the famous Rome Panorama from memory has been downloaded over one million times on YouTube.
The film shows Stephen memorizing the ancient cityscape of Rome during a short helicopter ride and then producing a 5.5 yard long panoramic artwork of the view within 3 days. (Mar 2007)
The borough`s second Stephen Wiltshire exhibition in less than four years is once again set to smash attendance records. Richmond is proud to host the first-ever public display of Stephen`s 10ft long Rome panorama, which must be seen to be believed. (Feb 2007)
The new 2007 calendar has been released showing six wondefully detailed pen drawings including `Street scene with yellow New York taxis` and the `Aerial view of Financial District, New York` and one of Stephen`s latest oil painting `Oxford Circus at night`.
The calendar is printed on high quality glossy paper, comes in A3 size (42cm x 29.7cm) and now available for sale.
Stephen joins more than 60 of the worlds leading autism experts taking part in the Awares online conference from October 4-11, 2006. Entry to the conference is totally free and open to everyone. You can register right now at www.autism2006.org where you will find the abstracts of almost all the experts papers and you can exchange views with other delegates. (Oct 2006)
In September 2003 Victoria Baths, Manchester captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK and won the BBCs landmark series Restoration. Victoria Baths received a massive 282,018 votes. Stephen will be opening the newly restored building on the 1st of October 2006. (Sep 2006)
Nothing seems to be impossible for Stephen as he reproduces the aerial view of Frankfurt entirely from memory on a giant 4 metres canvas within two days. Stephen spent a weekend in Frankfurt am Main capturing and drawing the cityscape of the German city. He also appeared on the first series of the Incredible Phenomena Show on RTL Europe on the 13th of September 2006. Watch the video! (Sep 2006)
Stephen appeared before His Royal Highness to receive his MBE award for services to art. Prince Charles congratulated Stephen for his achievement and expressed his admiration for his works. He kindly enquired about Stephens journeys to Tokyo, Hong Kong and Rome as well as his schedule for the near future. (Jun 2006)
These two Cambridge drawings will be included in the auction to be held on the evening of September 17th 2006 at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge. (May 2006)
The one young British artist whose prodigious talent could just prove longer lasting as well as more accessible to millions is 31-year-old Stephen Wiltshire, who has been recognised for his services to art with an MBE in the New Years Honours List. (Jan 2006)
Stephen spent a week in Hong Kong in December 2005 to draw the famous cityscape. He flew over Victoria Harbor on a 20 minute helicopter ride and drew for nearly a week based solely on the visual memory of that ride. This is my Christmas gift to the people of Hong Kong, said Stephen. (Dec 2005)
Stephen was invited to the opening of the first hospital in the UK for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The aim is to provide opportunities for a personalised and stimulating environment whilst offering low and non secure care where appropriate. The hospital provides small living houses which have been specifically designed to create a homely environment whilst meeting the challenging needs of people with ASD. (Oct 2005)
Stephens new 2006 Calendar shows 12 of his remarkable early and recent drawings, some of them in colour. The collection features London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Tokyo landmarks produced between 1988 and 2005. (Aug 2005)