‘Bright Lights Big City’ – An Original Times Square Painting by Paul Kenton


Bright Lights Big City

Capturing the multicoloured streaming bright lights of New York City at night

Details of this piece


“Bright Lights Big City”


30″ x 22″ (framed 42″ x 34″)


Gouache on Paper


Original Painting


Wide black wood frame




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Bright Lights Big City

30″ x 22″, Original gouache on paper. Mounted and framed in a wide black wood frame.  Overall framed dimensions are approximatley 42″ x 34″.

Painted on location, Paul has captured the multicoloured streaming bright lights of New York City at night. Bursting with colour, this painting encapsulates the non-stop energy of Times Square, with yellow taxi’s whizzing by, bustling crowds, and flashing billboards. Painted with a vibrant palette of gouache paints, giving the work a luminous quality.

Bright Lights Big City by Paul Kenton, UK contemporary cityscape artist, an original painting of Times Square from his New York Collection

You might also enjoy these other New York paintings from Paul's 365 Project. This was a year-long journey exploring a different range of mediums & working at sizes often smaller, than with his studio pieces. In many cases these formed the studies behind the larger studio works.

View all New York paintings in the Paul Kenton / 365 project

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‘Bright Lights Big City’ is an Original New York Cityscape Painting of Times Square by Paul Kenton. You can read this article to see vintage photos of the amazing evolution of Times Square from 1898 to today. Paul regularly visits New York to continue to find new urban landscapes and skylines for inspiration. You can join Paul on one of these trips in this video from his YouTube channel here. Likewise, this video shows Paul working on”New York Hexaptych”. Spanning six panels, this unique statement piece engulfs the viewer in the immense scale of the New York City skyline and its towering high-rise buildings. The video features a great soundtrack by Blues Funk Orchestra/Utril Rhaburn, filmed in Central Park on the last day of the trip.

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