Jethro Buck is a painter with a special interest in Indian miniature painting. He applies Traditional techniques to explore and celebrate the natural world often using hand ground natural pigments.
Buck holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art from Falmouth College of Arts (2005-2008) and a Masters degree in Traditional Arts from the Princes School of Traditional Arts (2012-2014). He was awarded the Farjam scholarship to study there and in 2014 received the Ciclitira prize for outstanding work presented by HRH Prince Charles. In addition to several well received sell out solo exhibitions, Buck’s work has been acquired by numerous private collections worldwide and included in various book and magazine publications.
In 2012 Buck received a grant from INTACH - Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. He used this to study Indian miniature painting under the tutorage of master painter Ajay Sharma. These studies are on going.
He is now based at his studio in White Post Lane in Hackney Wick. He also runs workshops and has been a visiting lecturer at various schools and institutions.
"My work is essentially an exploration of Nature and a celebration of life and beauty. I’m far more comfortable painting this sentiment than I am saying it. I paint in order to explore, to seek truth and find joy in the process."
All images © Jethro Buck 2015. All rights reserved