Todd White – Whispered Words And Pretty Lies Collection

Todd White’s stylish and distinctive figurative artwork has won him an international reputation that keeps on growing. His paintings captivate people, often invoking laughter and always demanding repeated viewings. By revealing his subjects’ innermost feelings, he creates timeless scenes of attraction and intimacy. Beneath the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters there is a sense of understanding of real life experiences. It is easy to relate and see yourself in Todd’s work.

Girly Drinks by Todd White

Girly Drinks by Todd White

Todd is a compulsive observer of detail, always studying and absorbing figures, faces and features. He spends his life people-watching – scribbling down sketches whatever the situation (often on napkins or even tablecloths) to record an idea for his next work. While his subjects come from everyday life, his perspective is so unusual that he alters the way we perceive people and the roles we play around each other. He studies body language, using its nuances to capture the subtleties of what we show and what we hide.

Todd talks about his work, “The people in my work are the people I encounter in my life. They range from people I know or meet casually, to people in magazines, on television, at my shows and so on. I am a genuine people watcher so gather plenty of material when I’m sitting having a coffee or a beer too. I’m often asked about my use of humour and pathos – which I think is more important, and to be honest I think they define each other. Take an example; if someone slipped on a banana skin, half the people would run to help and half the people would laugh, you know. In the end it all comes down to the eye of the beholder and that’s what I rely on – so many people get so many different things out of the paintings. The painting and title is always completely done in my mind whether I come up with the idea from real life scenarios, magazines or movies or TV. This means the process is really about getting the finished works out of my head and on to canvas. The thought process can take a long time, then depending on size or subject matter a  painting can take me anything from a day to two weeks.”

If you knew Hearbreak was Coming by Todd White

If you knew Heartbreak was Coming by Todd White

Born in 1969 in Texas, he Todd relocated to Hollywood in his twenties and worked in animation, developing characters at some of the most renowned production studios in the country. He was even part of the lead team for the international hit cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants. During this period Todd started to forge his artistic style by experimenting with colours and concepts. He eventually arrived at the working method that now guides him through every piece. He always names his pieces first, visualises faces and personalities, then develops each person’s story. In fact, he doesn’t paint at all until he can conceptually see that story in his head. And he always tells it as directly as possible – what isn’t necessary to the story does not go on the canvas.

On Again, Off Again by Todd White

On Again, Off Again by Todd White

Hands are a focal point as he hass always been impressed by how powerfully and expressively tiny gestures can amplify an actor’s performance. ”Everyone’s hands are full of personality,”‘ says Todd, “They reflect the subject’s state of mind almost as much as facial expressions.”

Todd was chosen from hundreds of artists as the Official Artist of the GRAMMY® Awards in 2007, the world’s most prestigious music event. In 2009, he was invited by Warner Bros. to contribute to a major design exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Following a string of record-breaking shows in the UK, Todd returned to the US to even greater acclaim, and has become one of the world’s most collectable and successful living artists, including collectors such as: P Diddy, Sharon Stone, Jimmy White, Catherine Zeta Jones, Vin Diesel, Sylvester Stallone, Hugh Hefner, Abbey Clancy and David Dunn.

Craving For You Todd White

Craving For You Todd White

My Favourite Three Words by Todd White

My Favourite Three Words by Todd White

For more information about Todd White and his work visit:

Todd White at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively call 01543 502971 or email
Artworx Gallery, Cedars Business Park, Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QJ.

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