“Drawing is always at the heart of my work, whether working from life or imagination. It’s a discipline, like playing a musical instrument, which ultimately gives freedom of expression”
Ted started drawing as a schoolboy by copying cartoons. As a teenager he learned to draw and paint from life, following in the footsteps of the impressionists. After completing a degree in fine art at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, he became an art teacher and later gained an MA in Illustration and Design at the University of Sunderland.
“The two modes of working seem to suit me very well” he says. “A sense of humour is nearly always the key for me in illustration, but in drawing from life, a delight in the real world takes over.”
Seven years ago Ted started using the iPad and found that it offered a fresh, immediate and very convenient way to paint. He often works standing on the pavement, sitting in a car or on a park bench.
He has used the programs Adobe Sketch and Fresco, and now uses Procreate. Prints are made using the Giclee method on German Etching Paper 310gsm, which is an archival paper, acid free, accredited by the Fine Art Trade Guild.