DUCK, Joff

1967 - ?

Joff Duck

Jonathan Duck, was educated at St Albans' College of Building 1993-1996, University of Huddersfield BSc (hons.) 1996-1998, University of Bath MSc 2000-2002, University of the West of England 2003-2005 and University of Leicester 2011-2014 PhD in Architectural, art and social history. Heritage & Design Officer for Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils also a contemporary wildlife artist painting in oil from photographs taken around the countryside around Badwell Ash and along the beautiful estuaries and coastline of Suffolk. Joff uses a palette knife to give his paintings texture to ensure that he remains 'loose', which is a quality that many painters seek. By using the knife his paintings only ever results in approximate representations of an image that he chooses to paint. However, because the knife can render mountains or snow with sharp edges, it helps him to express their solidity. He uses small brushes towards the end of his paintings to soften edges which ensures his backgrounds stay in the background. His portraits are in oil on paper, canvas wrapped board and boxed canvas frames and he also takes the occasional commission. A full member of Suffolk Open Studios from his studio at 9 Long Thurlow Row, Badwell Ash, Suffolk.

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