British artist Will Teather is well-known for creating artworks that combine an unusual imagination with a mastery of traditional skills. Having studied at Central St Martins and Chelsea College of Art & Design, his studio is currently based in Norfolk, UK. Teather spent over 3 years as the Artist-in-Residence for the Anteros Arts Foundation, based in their Bergh Apton venue and subsequently Norwich. In 2012, as a recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, he will travel to the USA to join The Vytlacil Campus Artist-in-Residence Program, hosted by The Art Students League of New York. His paintings and drawings have previously featured in venues including London's Colomb Art Gallery, The Mall Galleries, Gallery No 9 in Marciac, Norwich's Art 18/21, Edinburgh's Open Eye Gallery and Oxfordshire's Modern Artists Gallery. He has four times been a finalist in Mayfair's "Cork Street Open Exhibition," and was short-listed for the international "Celeste Prize" 2009. His artwork has been widely showcased in publications including The International Drawing Annual, Artists and Illustrators, The Artist Magazine and The Antiques Trade Gazette. He has also written art criticism and articles on technique for award-winning books and magazines.
Teather's work is held in a number of notable collections in the UK and overseas. Work has been acquired by Matthew Bourne (choreographer/director), Peter Stephen (Lord Provost of Aberdeen), the Aude Gotto Collection, The Wolterton & Mannington Estate and The Modern Artist's Gallery. Commissioners for projects include Arts Council England, the City of Aberdeen (under curatorial care of Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums), Norfolk County Council and Ana Silvera (singer).
The artist first came to public attention in Spring 2007, when he was selected from international applications to spearhead the new artist-in-residence programme at Aberdeen Arts Centre.
"Teather's work is arresting, heart-stopping and exquisitely executed. "
Laura Williams, Art historian, East Publishing
"A leading UK artist." Press and Journal, Scotland
"It is theatre, storytelling and art, woven into a single painting." Green Pebble Publishing