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Patrick Vale is an internationally recognised from the west country. He is best known for his work based on cities and architecture. Most recently his time-lapsed film, “Empire State of Pen” — a freehand drawing he made of the view of Manhattan from the Empire State Building, has become an Internet hit, clocking up 600,000 plays in a few weeks on Vimeo alone. The Huffington Post described it as “jaw-dropping” and the UK’s Daily Mail describes his “stunning” film as an “Internet sensation”.

Patrick Vale lives and works in London where he divides his time working on commercial illustration briefs, architectural drawings for developers and architects, and producing large-scale art works.

Patrick Vale has worked with many clients including Samsung, VW, Tullow Oil, BBC, The Arts Council, Virgin, Tom Dixon, INTRO (Nike, Reebok and Live Earth) and many leading Architects and Developers.

Press for Empire State of Pen:

“The skyline of New York City is filled with so much detail, character and history, that taking it all in is quite the challenge. Drawing it is another story, however. Hence our dropped jaws in the face of Patrick Vale’s timelapse video” The Huffington Post

“This is one alien in New York who will certainly be welcomed back. London based artist Patrick Vale has become an internet sensation after posting a stunning time-lapse video shot as he sketched the Manhattan skyline from the top of the Empire State Building.” The Daily Mail UK

“After marveling at the final illustration at the end of the time-lapse clip, we were hooked and wanted to see more of Vale!” ARCH DAILY

“Amazing...” Brainpicker

“Vale’s “Empire” is an act of bravura, and as such, it’s exceedingly enjoyable to watch him map out the geography that unfolds south of the Empire State Building. In keeping with Vale’s other work, the line work is willfully scraggly, imperfect without being whimsical or cute.” A.J. Artemal Architizer

“Amazing work” RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)

“it’s staggering to watch his work take shape before your eyes. Even condensing this feat into 80 seconds doesn’t detract from the ridiculous level of skill involved – in fact it heightens your appreciation of the scale of this undertaking. Well done Patrick sir!”
Rob Alderson, It’s Nice That

“Amazing timelapse” this is Colossal

‘The Best Sketch Of The New York Skyline You Will Ever See” Luke Hopewell Gizmodo AU