Jeremy Sutton is a San Francisco-based artist and digital paint pioneer, originally from London. He works with, and across, multiple media, digital and traditional, performing live painting at events, teaching, presenting and creating customized commissioned art. Jeremy studied life drawing, sculpture and print-making at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, U.K., while earning a degree in Physics from Pembroke College, Oxford University. He then studied lithography and life drawing at De Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten, The Hague, The Netherlands, before moving to the heart of Silicon Valley, California, in 1988, where he was introduced to digital painting in 1991, transforming his career from physicist to professional artist. His work has been exhibited internationally (including at the Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, and at the Seoul Museum of Art) and is in private collections world-wide. Author of the Painter Creativity series of books, Jeremy has been a featured platform speaker at numerous international conferences (including Macworld, Siggraph and Imaging USA); has taught workshops world-wide (including at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London); and has performed live event action painting at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums, San Francisco, (as tableau vivant portraying the historical artists Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse); for Cirque du Soleil at the TOTEM show in San Francisco, 2011; as the featured iPad artist at the opening of the epic David Hockney “Bigger Exhibition” in the de Young Museum, 2012; at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “America Now! Innovation in Art” event in Washington D.C., 2015; and live painting on a 21 city east coast Art of Jazz tour with the Birdland All-Stars featuring Tommy Igoe.
Photo by Shalom Gibly © 2014