About me

Me sketching on an iPad

Me sketching on an iPad

I’m a London-based artist and teacher, brought up on traditional drawing techniques, but since 2011 I’ve taken up digital drawing using iPads and iPhones. I believe anyone, whatever their age, can draw and use drawing to learn, express themselves and explore the world around them. Digital now makes up the majority of my practice, though I believe digital art making complements traditional methods of creating art – it’s not a replacement. I’m a keen advocate of digital drawing as a way to foster creativity in relevant and accessible forms in young people, and an enjoyable way to reduce technological barriers for older people. I studied architecture (BA) at university and trained as an art teacher (PGCE). I do a lot of drawing, but my work also includes:

I make architectural models and these have been exhibited across the United Kingdom. In 2014 I contributed to a photographic exhibition at the Royal Academy, London.

– Digital content
Writing, research, photography, video making and recording podcasts.

I hold a PGCE and MA in education from the Institute of Education, London. I spent several years in state secondary schools as an art teacher. I’m now lucky enough to work as part of the public Learning team at the Royal Institute of British Architects, where my work with learners of all ages and abilities, includes leading digital technology and iPad drawing workshops. I also freelance, teaching traditional and digital drawing techniques at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


All my drawings were originally created for fun or to the explore ideas, rather than for a client or to sell. This website is a just a way to record and share my work.

Contact me

Email: mrwilsonyau(at)gmail.com

All the work on this website is my own and © Wilson Yau 2007-2017. Do share and attribute to this website, thanks!