Artchat recently caught up with artist Todd Whisson before his upcoming exhibition at Red Hill Gallery to find out a little more about him and his artwork.
AC: What do you consider your greatest achievement to date?
TW: To paint from my heart not my head.
AC: How do you balance life, study and career?
TW: “Behind every successful man is a strong, wise and hardworking woman.” I couldn’t do it without my wife Julianne! Julianne enjoys the business side of things which is where her expertise lies; this allows me to focus purely on my painting thus producing a great partnership and ability to balance life. AC: Tell us something we may not know about you?
TW: When I was one years old my oldest brother, Warren, chopped off my big toe. To this day I only have nine toes.
AC: How do you find your inspiration?
TW: I try to say something different about my experiences, but haven’t been able to feel before.
AC: You have a distinct personal style, how would you describe it?
TW: As a plein air artist I tend to paint a loose natural feel which is simple and straight forward. AC: You have successfully painted for a number of years before going to university, could you tell us what motivated you to attend?
TW: I just wanted to paint more about how I felt about a subject. University has guided me to capture a unique essence of the emotion I want to express.
Todd's work will be on display alongside two other male artists, painter Colin Passmore and ceramicist Bill Powell, in the upcoming combined exhibition at Red Hill Gallery, 61 Musgrave Road Red Hill on the 12 June. For more information visit our facebook page or our website. Alternatively, you can contact Red Hill Gallery by phone on 07 3368 1442 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org where one of the friendly art consultants will be more than happy to assist you or help answer any questions
Red Hill Gallery is open 7 days, on weekdays from 10am until 5pm and on weekends from 10am until 4pm