Stuart Whitton’s work is mesmerizing and soothing, with an undercurrent of passion that stirs the senses. His way of creating organic- looking art with earth tones and textures typifies the meaning of unique. Plus, his lettering is outstanding, which is exciting to us as well. While his website is under construction, Stuart has an outstanding blog
that is worth checking out. Since he is an outstanding writer, we were excited to let him speak for his work. Here is what Stuart had to say about some of his work:
This illustration was created purely with pencil and is the last piece in my Interwoven series, a self initiated project that pursues an exploration into seamlessly combining the form of both synthetic and organic elements. The series consists of seven original drawings featuring with what could be described as provocative overtones.
HONOUR YOUR CITY – CASTELL NEDD
This painting was commissioned for CitID as a contribution to their project titled ‘Honour Your City’. The brief was to capture the vibe of where I lived and produce a logo/artwork depicting why view on my area.
As a resident of a Neath, South Wales I felt that the historical aspects of the area would be the best way to depict the town. Having spent a wonderful sunny afternoon walking around and photographing Neath Abbey Ruins I knew what the piece had to consist of.
MAIL ME ART
This piece is my submission for a project called Mail Me Art, which is principally a monthly competition that requests creatives to produce their artwork on various types of mail products. I chose a brown envelope to add a subtle colour underneath the pencil tone that depicts the folded form of fabric.
The project will be made into the book featuring all the artwork, and is currently being shown in an exhibition at the Red Gate Gallery, London where viewers can buy the original artwork. The exhibition titled ‘Medium Without a Message’ will be an amazing collection of envelopes and boxes from around the world decorated by some of today’s most talented illustrators and artists.
The exhibition runs from: Friday 30th of July – Thursday 5th of August 2010
The ‘Z’ depicted here is a part of a complete Alphabet created through the manipulation of several clothing items to form letters. This particular project has been the best received out of all my work to date. I adore typography and will surely enjoy exploring the artform further in my career. All the letters were hand drawn with pencil.