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ABOUT

teddy m, british artist, contemporary art, abstract art, lapo elkann, ed sheeran, gq, royal, italia independent, diesel, graffiti

According to GQ magazine,

Teddy M is 'The Artist to Watch'

An exciting emerging artist, Teddy M has very quickly gained a cult following with celebrated icons and high profile art collectors including 'The Biggest Male Pop Star on the Planet' Ed Sheeran, Italian industralist and creative entrepreneur Lapo Elkann whose significant art collection includes original works by Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Roy Lichtenstein, a few memorable Hollywood stars, a medal winning Olympic icon and perhaps unsurprisingly given the endorsement, the editor of British GQ.

Teddy M is also the first and only contemporary artist to collaborate with members of British Royalty (2016) while Monaco Royalty famously sought to ban his likeness of Charlotte Casiraghi (2013).

Teddy M clearly has a cheeky sense of humour and engages thoughts of healthy desire, contentment and freedom to create a positive distraction, amongst a plethora of colour and bold symbolism, from the reality of what is often a less colourful, honest and safe world. The artist is largely known for his female forms and the Teddy M Heart and his work has sometimes been described as having a retro quality remniscent of 80's New York. Yet many are completely thrown when they discover Teddy M is not based in the heart of New York, LA or London but, amongst the rural beauty of the Cotswolds, UK and this sense of intrigue has led many fascinated collectors to his door.

The artist himself has a strong yet calming physical presence. At parties he is content to be in the corner of the room listening to the stories of others and engaging in current and world affairs. Teddy M has an educated mind, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and has played guitar in bands for many years. Music is hugely important to the artist and to put it mildly, when he's at work, his studio literally rocks.

Talking of music, click below to see who is currently ROCKING the Teddy M Studio!

Rockin' the Teddy M Studio!

Artist Statement

Blues skies, warm sunshine, vibrant colours, fun and laughter, passion and desire.

I seek to capture all of these natural and human elements creating a commanding and dignified celebration of my interest in an energetic and contented life, a subconscious distraction from a darker period in my childhood and the less colourful, honest and safe world we find ourselves in today.

I am naturally attracted to the toned, sporty female form and use minimalist yet strong, positive symbolism which allows me to communicate across cultures but, I do not seek to explain my artworks, they are to be interpreted by the viewer and will likely speak differently from person to person.

Boundaries do not exist in my work, where perhaps some may feel the spoken word would have to be a little more reserved, I am a very direct individual, I speak freely at all times. My work also arises from a sense of urgency and confidence, an image or idea will appear in my head and I am restless until it is delivered in physical form.

Music is vital in my creative process and I have an eclectic taste pumping through my studio.

The eyes of a child often reward with the truth to which a child once remarked of my work,

"You Create Happy Art"