Ethan was born in Manchester 1973 and this is where he still lives. Although Ethan chose not to pursue his art education, he went on to develop his technique over the for following years. Ethan developed an interest in the pen and ink focusing on stippling.
Stippling is a technique best described as many little dots building up to create the desired tones. This technique very effective but also very time consuming. Ethan then chose to study another pen and ink technique called crosshatch or hatching. The effects are similar to stippling and instead of many little dots to create the tones you draw lots of parallel lines.
Other than artwork Ethan has a keen interest in Motor Sport, examples of this can be seen on his website (see below). Formula 1 and MotoGP are his main interests.
Of his work, Ethan says:
“It’s fair to say I love to draw cars and bikes, but I can turn my hand to most subjects, ranging from landscapes to portraits, wildlife and of course, motor art. I focus on detail and accuracy – my ultimate aim is realism”.
In the spring of 2010 Staedtler UK agreed to support his art and in the summer of 2011 Ethan was accepted into The Club Artistes Auto (CAA). The CAA was founded by Nicolas Cancelier (Belgium), Paul Chenard (Canada), Anna-Louise Felstead (UK) and Rick Rucker (USA) as a vehicle for automotive artists to share their art, their ideas and their time with fellow automotive artists.
Ethan is extremely proud to have been accepted as a member of the CAA especially with the high standards required for membership.”
If you are, or know of any local artists (painters, photographers, potters, sculptors, etc) located or based in and around Manchester please let us know, and if appropriate, we’ll try to include them. Contact us directly by email.