Stephen B. Whatley.
18 x 24 inches
Oil on canvas; painted 2006
Stephen Whatley is a contemporary, expressionist painter whose work has been much acclaimed. He was born in London in 1965 and studied at the Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art. His accomplishments are many but, to highlight just a few:
Stephen's paintings are quite extraordinary; his courageous and vibrant use of colour has earned him many followers. He works on site with a spontaneity and flourish that make his paintings a joy to behold. American Tussle is one from a collection of paintings entitled The Iconic Male. Stephen was inspired in this work by the Hollywood models of the 1940s and 50s and a celebration of the male physique. These canvases have been in the artist's private collection and are only now being released for sale. More images are available upon request.