Ted Sherwen is one of New Zealand’s top watercolourists. Ted's career began as an apprentice Lithographic Artist for a large publisher in his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland. This gave him a solid foundation in the Graphic Arts and an awareness of colour and design. After emigrating to NZ in 1974 hecontinued his studies, this time under Californian Rex Brandt, where he learnt 'Easel Painting'. His technique consists of any one of three overlapping styles in order to keep both options and mind open. He also varies his palette selection for the same reason. Ted is a respected, long serving tutor at Mairangi Arts Centre with a wealth of knowledge as both a tutor and an international artist.
There has never been a time when I have not drawn, being encouraged by my father who maintained a constant supply of paper.