Linescapes is a Brighton based studio established in 2014 by Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca. She specialises on illustrations of architectural landmarks, iconic buildings and bespoke commissions.
Since she was a child, Amalia has been at her happiest when drawing. It has been a central part of her life in Spain, USA and UK – where her talents were recognised with a Master’s degree from the Royal College of Art.
It was in Los Angeles in the early 90s that she started to appreciate architecture. This inspired her to become an Architect but from the beginning her instincts pulled her toward its artistic rather than its technical side. This tension, between her passion and the demands of her job, was present throughout her career.
It wasn’t until she moved to Brighton that she realised she didn’t have to be torn between architecture and drawing and that she could actually blend both. Having falling in love with her adopted city’s architecture, Amalia starting capturing its artistry blending her computer CAD skills and distinct, modernist style.
In Amalia’s own words:
“Architecture is a highly functional creative expression, so for a while I was able to fulfil my artistic needs to a certain degree. But after years of being an architect I realised that I was an artist doing an architect’s job. So I left to pursue my passion: to draw buildings that fascinate me – from modernist and brutalist buildings to iconic landmarks but in my own detailed yet understated style.
Her aim is to tap onto people’s emotional relationships with buildings. Architecture can evoke memories, a sense of belonging and relate to our aesthetics sense. That’s why Linescapes collections are constantly growing with drawings of buildings that mean something to people, whether it’s a cultural landmark, an architecturally significant structure or a bespoke house portrait.
Amalia has built a collection of over 40 illustrations which are available from stock. In addition she carries out commissions for private individuals, professionals and large organisations.
Amalia’s background as an architect and consequent attention to detail and her trademark style ensures that all her products sit well together in an elegant and underestated collection.
Linescapes offers a personalised approach to client’s needs and budget. If you’re looking to commission artworks or would like to choose from our catalogue, we’re here to help.
Recent projects include creating a range of products for The Wallace Collection and the i360 in Brighton. She is also currently working with Lord’s Cricket Grounds on a new commission.
For samples of all her commissions to date please visit www.linescapescommissions.co.uk