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About the Artist 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.

Works By Scott Tetlow

  • Brotherhood - Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Brotherhood - Deluxe
  • Brotherhood by Scott Tetlow
  • Monroe- Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Monroe- Deluxe
  • Bohemian Rhapsody- Miniature by Scott Tetlow
    Bohemian Rhapsody- Miniature
  • Bohemian Rhapsody by Scott Tetlow
    Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Bohemian Rhapsody - Deluxe
  • A Kind of Magic- Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    A Kind of Magic- Deluxe
  • A Kind of Magic by Scott Tetlow
    A Kind of Magic
  • A Kind of Magic- Miniature by Scott Tetlow
    A Kind of Magic- Miniature
  • The Only way is Up by Scott Tetlow
    The Only way is Up
  • Headphones on, Reality Off by Scott Tetlow
    Headphones on, Reality Off
  • Let's Rock the House by Scott Tetlow
    Let's Rock the House
  • Art Class by Scott Tetlow
    Art Class
  • Lest We Forget- Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Lest We Forget- Deluxe
  • Lest We Forget by Scott Tetlow
    Lest We Forget
  • Dark Knight by Scott Tetlow
    Dark Knight
  • Why So Serious by Scott Tetlow
    Why So Serious
  • Whose on the Naughty List by Scott Tetlow
    Whose on the Naughty List
  • With Great Power comes Great Responsibility by Scott Tetlow
    With Great Power comes Great Responsibility
  • I have a Warriors Heart by Scott Tetlow
    I have a Warriors Heart
  • A Kid from Brooklyn by Scott Tetlow
    A Kid from Brooklyn
  • Get Mommy's Bazooka by Scott Tetlow
    Get Mommy's Bazooka
  • Thankyou Sweet Rabbit by Scott Tetlow
    Thankyou Sweet Rabbit
  • Don't Make me Angry by Scott Tetlow
    Don't Make me Angry
  • Rocketman - Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Rocketman - Deluxe
  • The Queen of Pop - Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    The Queen of Pop - Deluxe
  • Stardust - Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    Stardust - Deluxe
  • The King of Rock & Roll- Deluxe by Scott Tetlow
    The King of Rock & Roll- Deluxe
  • The King of Rock & Roll by Scott Tetlow
    The King of Rock & Roll
  • Stardust by Scott Tetlow
  • Queen of Pop by Scott Tetlow
    Queen of Pop
  • Rocketman by Scott Tetlow

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 Ďhigh artí. 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 ďwriting a paintingĒ 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, ďEvery artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his picturesĒ.

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 Iím 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 Iím walking through a maze; making mistakes, going down the wrong road and learning whether to turn left or right. Iíve had to practice and practice to be able to create a piece in one go, itís almost like doing it in one breath.

Each time I pick up my tools, I am running out onto a tightrope Ė I canít 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 donít get a second chance. I canít rework it; every mark has to flow out of me to give the figure movement. If I havenít studied the lines, if I donít fully understand them the drawing just wonít 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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