Every stage of the creation of these artisan-produced silk screen prints has been overseen by Fletcher Sibthorpe. Fletcher Sibthorpe's original paintings are the starting point from which exceptional new works of art are created. Fletcher Sibthorp was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1967. Since graduating in 1989 with an honours degree in graphic design and illustration from Kingston University, he has had a successful career as a painter.
Fletcher has worked as a full-time artist for the past twenty years, producing work in the commercial market, as well as selling paintings to private and corporate collectors. Initially, Fletcher's work awas inspired by movement and its effect on the human form. This naturally lead to an interest in sport and abstract portrayals of gymnasts and athletes, culminating in an exhibition ' In Motion ' in London in 1992. Fletcher was approached by Sadlers Wells in 1995, to produce a painting for the Flamenco dance troupe Paco Pena. The movement and the expressive quality in his work complemented the passion of Flamenco. Fletcher was immediately drawn into the energy of the dance, producing many painting on that theme. However, Fletcher has recently become more interested in the figure alone, its subtleties and the infinite expressions. As he says, " I'm interested in taking a figure, placing it in an abstract space and from these simple elements, creating a narrative. I like to think that when people view the paintings, they will add their own emotions and from these, create their own interpretations." Recently Fletcher's work has concentrated further on his own personal creative vision. He is passionate about the direction in which his work is heading. "Even though the work, in its content, is becoming simpler, the paintings are harder to resolve, as the underlying expression becomes harder to achieve. Even I don't know how they will develop. They take on their own life, creating their own spirituality."