About Me

My name is Francis Hsueh (pronounced shway) and I am based in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. I'm passionate about painting my urban surroundings and love to capture the corners and vantage points that might otherwise be easily overlooked. I’m also a runner, a father, and I love listening to vinyl records. If you enjoy my artwork please sign up at my shop and you’ll get 15% off your first purchase. It’s also the best way to find out about new artworks, promotions and upcoming events.

Also Known as SubwaySketcher

Several years ago, I started drawing my fellow commuters on the NYC subway and began sharing my works online as SubwaySketcher. That hobby eventually turned into a passion for painting my urban surroundings, with the pandemic shutdown giving me more opportunity to explore my city. 

The Art

I create careful but inspired pictures of what I see around me. The original paintings sold in my shop are one-of-a-kind works, and each is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. I also sell limited edition prints (signed and numbered) and other open edition prints in various sizes.

You can also see some custom artwork that I've completed for customers.

To see works in progress, follow me on Instagram.

If you are an Etsy user, you can find prints there as well. 


All items ship for free to the U.S.A. directly from me and orders will receive personal care and attention. Artwork will be shipped flat and unframed, insured, and packaged carefully for safe delivery. Free local delivery (within 25 miles of New York City) is available upon request.

All prints are made to order so please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of a print.

International shipping is calculated at checkout.


While I retain copyright to the image, including the exclusive right to print, publish and sell reproductions of the original work, your purchase of an original painting or custom artwork grants you the original, physical artwork for you to frame, display, or sell as you wish. 


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Subway Commuters Print (available at Etsy shop)

Please contact me at info@art-francis.com if you have any questions whatsoever.