Vicar Scene from Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood – English Artist – William Rochfort

Vicar Scene from Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood – English Artist – William Rochfort

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Scene from Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood - English Artist - William Rochfort

A Perfect Line

‘This painting was completed for coursework, when I studied Illustration for a year at Kingston University in Surrey, UK. It was to illustrate a scene from Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’. My Granddad posed as the vicar who has just thought of such a brilliant line in his poetry that he doesn’t look where he is dipping his pen.’

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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. 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”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

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

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Crime Scene at the Movies – Lymington Hampshire Artist William Rochfort – Ice Cold Under the Skin

Crime Scene at the Movies – Lymington Hampshire Artist William Rochfort – Ice Cold Under the Skin

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Crime Scene - Movies - Lymington Hampshire Artist William Rochfort - Ice Cold Under the Skin

Ice Cold Under the Skin

‘I love Film Noir movies. This painting is completely character-driven and the narrative is so strong that it couldn’t survive without it, but I don’t mind that because the characters are so strong. All thanks go to my friends, who posed once again and put their all into it. The painting was a lot of fun and developed itself as it went along.

I got three quarters of the way through another version of this painting (all in black and white), before abandoning it and starting again, because the composition wasn’t working. The new design progressed so much better that I didn’t have to work very hard at all.’

William E. Rochfort

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William E. Rochfort

 

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Phone: 770 228 7351

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Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

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. 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”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

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

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Men in Late Night Cafe – William Rochfort Artist in Oils

Men in Late Night Cafe – William Rochfort Artist in Oils

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Hampshire Artists

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Late Night Cafe Scene - William Rochfort Artist in Oils

Late Night Cafe

‘I removed a lot of the initial narrative that I originally put into this painting. I thought it worked well as just a scene and didn’t need to rely on a story to be effective.’

William E. Rochfort

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William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

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Phone: 770 228 7351

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

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. 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”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

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

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Waiting-Room – Father and Son – Lymington Hampshire Fine Artist William Rochfort

Waiting-Room – Father and Son – Lymington Hampshire Fine Artist William Rochfort

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Waiting-Room - Father and Son - Lymington Hampshire Artist William Rochfort

The Waiting Room

‘‘The Waiting Room’ was my first oil painting. It represents the relationship between father and son and a reminiscence of childhood, something that I feel and I’m only 21.

The models are father and son, Dave and Jack Gooderidge and to this day I think they got it just right. The subtle intimacy in their pose is a credit to the success of this painting.’

William E. Rochfort

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William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

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Phone: 770 228 7351

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

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. 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”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

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

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Pirates – Child’s Imagination – Hampshire Artist William Rochfort Art Gallery

Pirates – Child’s Imagination – Hampshire Artist William Rochfort Art Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Hampshire Artists

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Pirates - Child's Imagination - Hampshire Artist William Rochfort Art Gallery

Pirates

‘The imagination of a child is a theme I always like to tackle. Often, I abandon it because I can’t think of a way to do such a wonderful theme justice. Here, where I took a much more literal approach, I was greatly challenged by what you don’t need in an image.

What can the painting get away with not having?
In its initial stages, I threw everything into this image to tell its story and gradually removed things until it had the bare essentials needed to support the narrative.’
William E. Rochfort

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William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

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Phone: 770 228 7351

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

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. 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”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

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

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."