Fabulous People: Jack Vettriano
You will probably recognise at least one of his works, whether you saw it in a book or a cheap print in a market place – or an original (lucky!). His distinctive style and popularity mean that he is mass produced and often not even properly acknowledged. The other day I showed someone one of my favourite Vettriano paintings and they blurted out, ‘oh! He totally copied another painting’. It turns out they were referring to his original work all along, they just had no idea what the artist’s name was! So, no he didn’t ‘copy’ it dumbass, someone probably just printed his work illegally and didn’t credit him – now you don’t know any better. As a budding/trying/wanna-be artist I think that great painters deserve to be acknowledged and that stands for all artists.
The thing I love about Jack Vettriano, apart from his beautiful paintings, is his bio. Turns out he is a self taught and actually began his working life as an engineer. On his 21st birthday, Jack Vettriano received a set of watercolour paints, from his girlfriend, and he began teaching himself to paint in his spare time. Inspiring!
You can visit his website to read more about his biography (CLICK HERE).
The Singing Butler
The Billy Boys
The Picnic Party
A Very Dangerous Beach
Bluebird at Bonneville
Incident on the Promenade
Elergy for the Dead Admiral
Only the Deepest Red II
The Lying Game
You can see all his works by CLICKING HERE to visit his official website.
I LOVE JACK VETTRIANO!