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British artist Stephen Wiltshire completes 4m-wide drawing of Singapore skyline

Published on Jul 20, 2014 8:40 PM

SINGAPORE - British architectural artist Stephen Wiltshire has completed his panorama of Singapore after five days of drawing.

On Sunday night, he put the finishing touches on the 4m by 1m canvas at the main atrium of Paragon mall, watched by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong.

Known for his ability to draw intricate cityscapes from memory, Mr Wiltshire, 40, was commissioned to create the artwork by Singapore Press Holdings as part of the See The Big Picture project to mark its 30th anniversary this year.

The finished panorama will be displayed at the Urban Redevelopment Authority Singapore City Gallery until it is formally presented to President Tony Tan Keng Yam in September, as a gift to Singapore for the nation's 50th birthday next year.

"Thank you very much for coming and appreciating my work. Do the best you can and never stop," said Mr Wiltshire to the hundreds of visitors at Paragon, who cheered and applauded.