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Todd White is an artist that has increased his profile beyond recognition with his distinctive style and icon popularity across the World. White's key formative spell came at Warner Bros Studios. Through character development, he began to forge his own artistic style and became part of the lead character design and animation team for the internationally renowned cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants. Until White can conceptually see the story in his head he refuses to paint. He always names his pieces first, visualises faces and personalities and then he develops each persons' story. The stark, unblemished delivery of his subjects is very much intended. Hands are a focal point for White, reflecting the subject's state of mind, as much as body language or facial expression. " The impact is apparent in his work, in part, from his desire to reveal his subjects' inner most thoughts and emotions. He creates timeless scenes of diverse attraction and of known intimacy, within the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters lies truth, both yours and theirs. White's paintings are captivating, demanding a second look often evoking humour or thoughts of familiar feelings. Above all the work is infectious. It has caught the attention and imagination of collectors around the world in addition to many Hollywood celebrities, stamping his reputation as not only an exhilarating and revered artistic talent, but also something of a style icon - the creator of highly collectable and much sought items of designer decor.
Doug prefers to produce his distinctive artwork on a large scale, in order to achieve maximum impact with each piece. He also enjoys operating in plenty of space, thus allowing himself enough physical freedom to express the creative energy that is the key to his fresh, contemporary style. His unorthodox use of pastels applied with fingers and thumbs or even the side of a hand or wrist allows him to create highly communicative and engaging images that make an immediate and lasting impression on the viewer. Recently named as the UK's official best selling artist, Doug has been featured on television both on the BBC national news and on Channel 4 as well as on local television and local and national radio describing his unique technique and talking about the people and events that inspire his heart-warming images. Inspired by his own emotional responses to life, Doug's intention is to provoke a positive response in others; his success in this aim can be seen not only by the huge impact his work has made on the British and international art scene, but also by the money he has raised for two important charities - "Look Good...Feel Better" and Families for Children" - through the sale of his artwork. The extraordinary rise from virtual unknown to the most popular living artist in the UK has been meteoric, and his stunning original pastels have become genuine collectors' items.
William Dobbie was brought up and lived in the the East End of Glasgow, one of two children growing up in the poverty of the East End. Dobbie found his release through art and was soon recognised at school where he was awarded gold and silver medals for art. He attended Glasgow School of Art in 1977. Since then he has built up his reputation in his native home and abroad. His work hangs in a variety of private collections in America, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. He has also has undertaken commissions for major companies, national charities and one of Scotland's leading advertsing agencies. William Dobbie was the official artist to the Tall Ships visit Greenock in 1999.
Kerry Darlington's talent was fuelled by beautiful old picture books (Rackham, Dulac and Beardsley were favourites) which developed into gaining a degree in illustration in 1996. Following university she left the UK to work in Bolivia, South America, an adventure which intensified the vibrancy and creativity of her work. Kerry now works independently, from her studio at home in North Wales, her acrylic paintings are uniquely formed upon board or canvas first, using texture and gessos. The colour is then built upon in layers to create depth. Kerry's work has become increasingly sought after by collectors, and in 2007 she was a finalist in the 'Best Up-and-Coming Published Artist' category in the Fine Art trade Guild Awards, as voted by sales in UK Galleries.
Regarded by many as the world's finest water colour artist, William Russell Flint studied at the Royal Institution School of Art, Edinburgh, and, having served a six year apprenticeship as a lithographic artist and designer at a large printing house, he moved to London in 1900 to work as a medical illustrator. In 1903 he began working as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News where his name became well known throughout the British Empire due to the journals widespread distribution.It was during this period that William Russell Flint met Sibylle Sueter, whom he married in 1905. In 1907 William became a freelance artist, and, in 1912 moved to Italy for a year, where he first discovered his love for the beauty & simplicity of the rural way of life.After WWI William Russell Flint stopped working as an illustrator and became a full time painter, travelling to France and Spain. It was during this period that his work became more widely recognised and in 1924 he was elected Associate of the Royal Academy, becoming a full member in 1933. In 1936 he was made President of the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours.After the Second World War, William Russell Flint moved back to London and in 1947 he was knighted. It was this period that would become Flint's greatest and in 1962 his talent was recognised with a retrospective exhibition in the Royal Academy.
Irvine Russell was born in 1938, the son Paisley artist John Russell. He first fell in love with art through his local art club and then began to paint more seriously in the 1960's. In due course he graduated to watercolours which have remained his preferred medium.
Russell was mainly self taught but also studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He credits his artistic talents to the influence of his father. His subjects of choice are landscapes and rural townscapes, depicting harbours and villages around Scotland. Irvine Russell's work is internationally recognised and loved, his work hangs in private collection in Britain and overseas.
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