The overall winner of the AJ/Kingspan Benchmark Sketch a facade
Paul Middleton wins for his beautifully observed, composed and crafted Behind Whitechapel, Before Vinopolis and London Skyline drawings. These are ‘sketches’ in the true sense; highly evocative and spirited, drawn on-site and in real time. Behind Whitechapel is particularly interesting because he has taken what could be considered a low-key subject matter and done something creative with it, through detailed observation and with an artist’s eye, so you see the subject in a new light. That’s what art is.