Though it would seem as if Fenton has been an artist for a good part of his life, he actually only started drawing, for himself, a year and a half ago. (Prior to becoming a full-time artist, he was a film concept designer, a sculptor, and a children’s book illustrator.) He knew he had found his calling when the very first drawing he completed won him the Best Artist in the North West Region award by the Russell Simmon’s Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series.
Of course, he’s also a fairly new “rock star” on Behance, a professional platform for artists and designers, where he received 165K visits in 2 days for Solitude. “The internet has given the artist a new platform for exposure unlike anything before it,” he says. “The music industry has had to take a serious look at itself with the introduction of the Internet. The art world is no different. The potential for exposure the Internet has to offer is really remarkable. Fenton artwork is speechless.
A Triptych – The Landing 2012 – Panel 1
A triptych – is a work of art which is divided into three sections. The middle panel is typically the largest and is flanked by two smaller works. The panel shown below is the left panel.
On The Air – 2012
This image was rendered in graphite on Arches watercolor paper.
A work in progress – ‘Solitude’ 2010/2011
I started work on this image back in 2010. It is 8ft across & 5ft high. In these photos I am only working in graphite. Later I will go in with ink and acrylic.