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Originals : Scott Tetlow [Biography]

Scott Tetlow

Scott Tetlow

Born in Rochdale in 1969, Scott developed a passion for art as a young boy. During his late teens Scott spent his free time sketching punks and designing album covers. It was this body of work that earned him a place at Cheltenham University, where he gained his fine art degree.

In 2002, his much-loved studio burnt to the ground and he lost everything. Unable to continue both practically and emotionally, Scott threw himself into teaching, believing that his art career was now just part of his past.

In 2011, Scott moved his family to Verona and, ironically, moved into an apartment directly above an art shop. Feeling inspired to pick up his brushes once again, he began to draw the stunning architecture. With his passion rekindled, he returned to England and built a studio in his garden. He hasn't stopped painting since.

Whilst living in Taiwan, I studied calligraphy and discovered that this beautiful form is valued as ‘high art’. The art of calligraphy is used to express the inner beauty of the soul and spirit. Chinese calligraphy focusses on two types of beauty: the obvious aesthetics and the hidden beauty: the soul and life of a figure. Often, Chinese painters will say they are “writing a painting” and this concept has influenced my work heavily over the years. I want my works to tell their own story, for the viewer to read their energy.

Each of my drawings is almost a manifestation of the frame of mind I am in at the time that I create it.

As Henry Ward Beecher said, “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures”.

Somewhere along my path, I became engrossed in the need to convey movement, to create the illusion of life. Knowing how to create something in the line, how to find the light and the life in a figure is considerably harder than the layering, rendering and re-rendering I do when I’m painting with oils.

I have to learn and understand the lines before I can make them work. It has taken years of practice, of feeling like I’m walking through a maze; making mistakes, going down the wrong road and learning whether to turn left or right. I’ve had to practice and practice to be able to create a piece in one go, it’s almost like doing it in one breath.

Each time I pick up my tools, I am running out onto a tightrope – I can’t stop. I have to keep going to get to the other side. There is no time to question myself or correct mistakes because I have to get the marks down with confidence. I don’t get a second chance. I can’t rework it; every mark has to flow out of me to give the figure movement. If I haven’t studied the lines, if I don’t fully understand them the drawing just won’t work.

Every single line on each of my drawings is inspired by a living object, the result being that every line has the energy of a living thing.

Amy

Mixed Media on Paper

Brando

Mixed Media on Paper

Chaplin

Mixed Media on Paper

Cosmos

Mixed Media on Paper

Don't Give A Duck

Mixed Media on Paper

Dr. Dre

Mixed Media on Paper

Dreaming Within

Mixed Media on Paper

E=MC2

Mixed Media on Paper

Equinox I

Mixed Media on Paper

Even The Genius Asks Questions

Mixed Media on Paper

Find Your Calm In The Chaos

Mixed Media on Paper

Flower Girl

Mixed Media on Paper

Fly

Mixed Media on Paper

Frank

Mixed Media on Paper

George

Mixed Media on Paper

I Have A Warrior's Heart

Mixed Media on Paper

Jennifer Lawrence

Mixed Media on Paper

Just One More

Mixed Media on Paper

Just You Wait

Mixed Media on Paper

Listen

Mixed Media on Paper

Liz Taylor

Mixed Media on Paper

Love Queen

Mixed Media on Paper

Moves Like Jagger

Mixed Media on Paper

Pelé

Mixed Media on Paper

Serenity

Mixed Media on Paper

Slow Your @%#! Down

Mixed Media on Paper

Spirit

Mixed Media on Paper

Stand Out, Stand Tall

Mixed Media on Paper

Taxi Driver

Mixed Media on Paper

The Godfather

Mixed Media on Paper

The Truth Is... I Am Iron Man

Mixed Media on Paper

The Viewer

Mixed Media on Paper

War Paint

Mixed Media on Paper

What To Do Next

Mixed Media on Paper

What Ya Waiting For?

Mixed Media on Paper

Yellow Submarine

Mixed Media on Paper

You Are Free

Mixed Media on Paper

A Little Further Into The Water

Mixed Media on Paper

Art Class

Mixed Media on Paper

Bang - King Of Cool

Mixed Media on Paper

Blondie

Mixed Media on Paper

Bohemian Rhapsody

Mixed Media on Paper

Bond

Mixed Media on Paper

Champagne Supernova

Mixed Media on Paper

Crack On

Mixed Media on Paper

Equinox II

Mixed Media on Paper

King Of Cool

Mixed Media on Paper

Ma Che Vuoi

Mixed Media on Paper

Monroe

Mixed Media on Paper

Mr. McQueen

Mixed Media on Paper

Never Complain. Never Explain.

Mixed Media on Paper

Peace

Mixed Media on Paper

Power Stance Commission

Mixed Media on Paper

Prince

Mixed Media on Paper

Rocketman

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Slim Shady

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Sting Like A Bee

Mixed Media on Paper

The Best Commission

Mixed Media on Paper

Scott Tetlow

Scott Tetlow

Born in Rochdale in 1969, Scott developed a passion for art as a young boy. During his late teens Scott spent his free time sketching punks and designing album covers. It was this body of work that earned him a place at Cheltenham University, where he gained his fine art degree.

In 2002, his much-loved studio burnt to the ground and he lost everything. Unable to continue both practically and emotionally, Scott threw himself into teaching, believing that his art career was now just part of his past.

In 2011, Scott moved his family to Verona and, ironically, moved into an apartment directly above an art shop. Feeling inspired to pick up his brushes once again, he began to draw the stunning architecture. With his passion rekindled, he returned to England and built a studio in his garden. He hasn't stopped painting since.

Whilst living in Taiwan, I studied calligraphy and discovered that this beautiful form is valued as ‘high art’. The art of calligraphy is used to express the inner beauty of the soul and spirit. Chinese calligraphy focusses on two types of beauty: the obvious aesthetics and the hidden beauty: the soul and life of a figure. Often, Chinese painters will say they are “writing a painting” and this concept has influenced my work heavily over the years. I want my works to tell their own story, for the viewer to read their energy.

Each of my drawings is almost a manifestation of the frame of mind I am in at the time that I create it.

As Henry Ward Beecher said, “Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures”.

Somewhere along my path, I became engrossed in the need to convey movement, to create the illusion of life. Knowing how to create something in the line, how to find the light and the life in a figure is considerably harder than the layering, rendering and re-rendering I do when I’m painting with oils.

I have to learn and understand the lines before I can make them work. It has taken years of practice, of feeling like I’m walking through a maze; making mistakes, going down the wrong road and learning whether to turn left or right. I’ve had to practice and practice to be able to create a piece in one go, it’s almost like doing it in one breath.

Each time I pick up my tools, I am running out onto a tightrope – I can’t stop. I have to keep going to get to the other side. There is no time to question myself or correct mistakes because I have to get the marks down with confidence. I don’t get a second chance. I can’t rework it; every mark has to flow out of me to give the figure movement. If I haven’t studied the lines, if I don’t fully understand them the drawing just won’t work.

Every single line on each of my drawings is inspired by a living object, the result being that every line has the energy of a living thing.

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