Hollywood artist Todd White in Little Chalfont

PUBLISHED: 08:33 16 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:49 20 February 2013

Hollywood artist Todd White in Little Chalfont

Hollywood artist Todd White in Little Chalfont

On Saturday 25th Sept, Todd White will be visiting to sign and dedicate 'THE ART OF TODD WHITE', his long awaited anthology.<br/><br/>This is the first time the book has been available for public view.

Visitors to the exhibition on Saturday 25th September at Chalfont Art & Framing will be able to meet White and purchase a signed copy of The Art of Todd White; a limited edition book offering a rare glimpse into the creative journey behind his style and preview of previously unseen and existing paintings, sketches and anecdotes. While Todd's original paintings are available at a premium, signed limited edition prints of the WOMAN collection will also be available from 400.

Todd White biography

Todd White was born in 1969 in Texas and relocated to Hollywood in his twenties to work in animation. Through character development at some of the most renowned production studios, including Nickelodeon he began to forge his own artistic style, and became part of the lead design and animation team behind international hit cartoon series SpongeBob SquarePants.

Todds profile and popularity have now increased to the point where his distinctive style and iconic status are recognised worldwide. Madonna, Catherine Zeta-Jones and P-Diddy are collectors of his work and White has completed a portrait of Hugh Hefner, commissioned by a friend as a gift for the ultimate playboys 75th birthday.

Todd has just designed an exclusive range of limited edition bottles for Coca-Cola.

In 2007 White was chosen from hundreds of artists as the Official Artist of the GRAMMY Awards, the world's most prestigious music event. In 2009, he was invited by Warner Bros. to contribute to a major design exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

Todd is an ardent observer, absorbing figures, faces, personalities and noticing what others do not. Subconsciously and compulsively, he spends his life watching people and sketching to record ideas for his next work.

White's desire to reveal his subjects' innermost feelings provide timeless scenes of attraction and intimacy; beneath the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters there is truth, both ours and theirs. His subjects feature in everyday life, however his interpretation alters the way we perceive the people we encounter and the roles we play. He studies bodylanguage, utilising the nuances of his source material to capture the subtleties of what one shows and what one hides.

Hands are a focal point for White, reflecting the subject's state of mind almost as much as facial expressions. ''Everyone's hands are full of personality'' he suggests, noting for example, how powerfully and expressively the small hand details and gesticulations will amplify an actor's performance.

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