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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Too Few Role Models - Boys Playing with Guns - Sussex Artist - William E. Rochfort

Too Few Role Models

‘This was the easiest of paintings in that it worked from start to finish. I took influence from Bill Watterson’s brilliant ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ series, where two characters play ‘war’ and when they have both been shot, the game is over.’
William E. Rochfort

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William E. Rochfort

Fine Art Oil Paintings
and Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Phone: 770 228 7351
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About The Artist

Born in 1985, Will Rochfort grew up in Lymington on the south coast of England and, apart from his time studying Illustration and Fine Art at Kingston University, he has lived there all his life. Since graduating in 2008 his focus has been primarily oil painting.
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Will’s main reason for becoming an artist is from a passion for creativity.

“There is rarely any strong meaning or message behind my work – narrative takes a large role because I like the work to be emotive through what is being portrayed, but creativity is the driving force behind all of my paintings”

From 2008 to 2010 Will Rochfort worked as an Official Artist for the 2012 London Olympics, working with Olympic Gold Medalists, producing paintings in support of the Games and its associated charities.

As well as completing several portrait commissions, Will Rochfort is always searching for new ideas for paintings and usually finds this in books or cinema. With influences ranging from Degas to Rockwell, to the films of Steven Spielberg, it is narrative that really interests Will and he always aims to have a story within his work.

“I am a very visual painter and with the public being my target audience over the art establishment, I always aim to depict scenes that, through the characters portrayed, I hope people can relate to and enjoy”

Career / Exhibitions

• 2004 – 2005 Foundation Course in the Arts at Bournemouth Arts Institute

• 2005 – 2006 Completed a year studying Illustration at Kingston University before changing to Fine Art

• July 2006 First Exhibition of work at the New Forest Show with Lloyds TSB Private Banking

• October 2006 Displayed at Christies South Kensington in aid of The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

• January 2008 Exhibition at the Fountain Gallery in Hampton

• February 2008 Appeared in the Fine Art Trade Guild magazine ‘Art Business Today’

• May 2008 Appeared in Artist and Illustrators magazine

• June 2008 Final Degree Show at Kingston University

• July 2008 Producing work for the Henley Rowing Regatta

• July 2008 3rd Prize in Artist and Illustrators ‘Artist of the Year’ competition

• July 2008 Exhibiting at ‘Art in Action’

• August 2008 Producing work for The Edinburgh Festival