Welcome to the online portfolio of artist John Todd featuring dry point etchings, acrylic paintings on canvas, small-scale colour observations, illustrations, caricatures, large-scale murals and ceramic installations. This site allows you to commission projects, read up on John's latest achievements and includes an insight into a range of works in progress.
Today John was very proud to unveil his latest mosaic, commissioned by the Friends of Redcar Cemetery (FORC). The mosaic, an 8ft by 6ft memorial to the RAF, was created to remember the sacrifices made by Redcar's air heroes.
John says: "These pages may also contain artwork that you simply want to own or collect. Whether you want to commission an original piece of art or purchase an existing illustration, I will try to accommodate you as best I can. Have a browse through my portfolio and feel free to contact me with any questions"
LATEST NEWS - Beautiful RAF Memorial Unveiled - 1st September 2013
Patron of FORC Lord Zetland, Antony Wharton, the deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Redcar Mayor Vic Jeffries and Redcar MP Ian Swales attended the service, conducted by Reverend Rachel Harrison, vicar of St Peterís Church.
Today Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council hosted an afternoon of celebration to officially unveil John Todd's memorial mosaic, created to honour the life of the late former Redcar MP, Mo Mowlam, at Redcar's newly-refurbished boating lake.
Mo Mowlam Memorial Unveiled - 23rd of October 2009
The intricate 800 tile mosaic, set in a three-metre raised circle near the water's edge, illustrates Mo's life and interests, with her portrait as the centrepiece surrounded by images including the beach where she loved to walk, racehorses at Redcar Racecourse, where she celebrated her wedding, the steelworks, the Zetland lifeboat, clasped hands and doves to symbolise the Northern Ireland peace process and the Houses of Parliament.
The mosaic was unveiled by Mo's sister Jean Jacques and brother, Jim. The unveiling was accompanied by two school choirs, the Marske Fishermen's Choir as well as the Funk Regulators. The ceremony was followed by marvellous refreshments in the Redcar Bowl.
The memorial mosaic has caused a stir in the local media and beyond. Please click on the following links to read about John's successful and popular installation