The Woods

by Stephen Whatcott

The Woods by Stephen Whatcott

Drawing - 76cm x 137cm

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  • The Woods

    "My parents’ house is in a village nestled at the foot of a hill with woods beginning at the end of their back garden. As a kid, growing up playing army games with my brother and our friends in the woodlands was the best childhood I could have hoped for. I’ll always have a close attachment to the idea of wooded areas and remote places like that. This is why I’ve always found it interesting to hear people talk about being afraid of dark woods and forests, especially at night time. I would always hear owls, foxes, deer and pheasants during the night. It was normal to me. I guess I wanted t…

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    Stephen Whatcott

    Stephen Whatcott sketched his way through high school and a series of menial jobs. He was always drawing: in the back pages of textbooks, on envelopes at work, until some commissions came along which led to a paid illustration job. When the job ended, he continued drawing and was finally able to earn a living from art.

    His drawings are done in pastel, acrylic and graphite, often high contrast and immaculately realised. He chooses real subjects, and melds together people and places in the frame, suggesting some kind of narrative: a relationship, a situation, the real lives and characters i…

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  • Product Details

    Medium
    Drawing
    Year
    2011
    Size
    76cm x 137cm
    Materials
    Pastel and acrylic on canvas
    Subjects
    Figurative, Portraiture
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