Ted was born in 1946 in Wellington, Somerset, where he lived before moving to Birmingham to study medicine, where he has remained ever since.
As a teenager Ted showed a real passion for art, being encouraged by three influential figures in his life: his father, Tom, his cousin and professional artist, Tony Griffin and his school art teacher, Frank Grimstone at Wellington School. His artistic passion has never left him, even throughout his career as a doctor. Combining both interests, he came to appreciate the potential and lasting beauty of the human form, which inspires many of his figurative works today.
He particularly loves the challenge of drawings of interesting and beautiful faces and is constantly drawn to the canal scenes of Birmingham. Ted is as happy painting city, land and seascapes as he is with figurative painting and portraiture.
Keen to explore his artistic talent further Ted received expert tuition from contemporary impressionist David Mynett at the Can Xenet School of Art in Majorca and then later spent time on a clay-modelling course with sculptor Elisabeth Hadley. More recently he joined David Mynett once more for a week's painting being tutored in the magic of Venice.
Over a span of 19 years Ted has produced an impressive collection of paintings and drawings, most of which he exhibited and subsequently sold to many countries of the world. Ted's last exhibition in 2006 was opened by David Suchet.
Before long Ted's passion for the art-world saw him elected Chairman of the Friends of Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, a post he held between 2005 and 2007. As Chairman Ted focused his efforts on trying to attract a younger fan-base to the city's blossoming art scene, and regularly donates his art to local charitable causes.
Having recently retired from his career in medicine, after 41 years, Ted now feels he is embarking on his second professional career as more freedom of time enables him to focus on his creativity in painting. He is keen to continue painting but also develop his skills with clay modelling and has recently had his first bronze sculpture cast by Red Temple, Birmingham www.redtemple.co.uk
Ted and his wife, Kate, live in Birmingham, UK and also have a home in Port Vendres, Catalan France and his three sons; Adam with his wife Suzanne & their two children Sofia & Leo live in Barcelona, Tom is in London & William lives in Birmingham.