And now, “Wish You Were Here” – an exhibition by Pompey creator Will Hutchinson – will allow residents to see his work in person.

Will, who lives in Southsea, has built up a portfolio of work since he started doodling at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Initially drawing household objects to keep busy during lockdown, to “relax and pass the time of day”, Will has since pursued his artistic skills around the city as restrictions were lifted.

//body//Famous landmarks, pubs and even kebabs… a Southsea artist has sketched a collection of cityscapes in a series of mini pen and ink drawings. And now, “Wish You Were Here” – an exhibition by Pompey creator Will Hutchinson – will allow residents to see his work in person. Will, who lives in Southsea, has built up a portfolio of work since he started doodling at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 52-year-old said he wanted to capture the vibe and excitement of the city and highlight some of the hidden and less hidden buildings.

Designs include Southsea Castle, shops in the Albert Road area and businesses like Yummies and Kwiki Mart, as well as pubs like The Royal Albert and The Vaults.

Will said: ‘I’m trying to do an illustrated equivalent of a model village in Southsea. I find some of the buildings that other people might find a bit boring just as exciting as the castle and I treat these things with as much respect as Southsea Castle. The thing is, it’s a little love letter to Southsea.

Professional photographer, videographer and graphic designer, Will loved art everything is life. He has previously designed products for pop groups such as The Libertines, Coldplay and Slipknot.

//body//Famous landmarks, pubs and even kebabs… a Southsea artist has sketched a collection of cityscapes in a series of mini pen and ink drawings. And now, “Wish You Were Here” – an exhibition by Pompey creator Will Hutchinson – will allow residents to see his work in person. Will, who lives in Southsea, has built up a portfolio of work since he started doodling at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Wish You Were Here” is at SouthScene, 32 Albert Road, on October 29, from 4-9 p.m.

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