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Todd White captures restaurant, night and Hollywood scenes with contrasting colors serving the viewer's eyes as those in his stolen scenes serve or are served-wine, coffee, cigarettes, cigars, martinis and sex. He creates timeless scenes of diverse attraction, of known intimacy. Within the exaggerated features and textured skin of his characters lies truth, yours and theirs. Distinctive bodies and details to lips, eyes, hair, skin, hands and what is held in each, separate and blend his characters' lives. The smoke that rises from their lips, the drinks that linger at their fingertips, the clothing that adorns their bodies and the crowd created among lovers, friends, patrons and co-workers all speak a certain poetry. Each character depicts the subtleties of what one shows and what one hides. An asymmetrical face tells of an asymmetrical life, of how life wears and how we wear life - what we choose to carry in our hands and on our faces - how we wear ourselves, what smoke and color we stand in.

Todd's paintings are captivating, demanding a second look, often invoking humor or thoughts of familiar feelings - "I've been there, I know them." Above all, the work is infectious and has caught the attention of the public (galleries cannot keep enough of Todd's work in stock) as well as celebrities (Vin Diesel, Hugh Hefner, Michael Douglas, Macaulay Culkin and Joe Roggin are collectors of Todd’s oil paintings). But who is the artist behind the art and where did his unique style come from?

Todd began in at Warner Bros. Studios while working on the popular series, Tiny Toons. Through character clean-up and development, Todd began to forge his own artistic style. Shortly thereafter, Todd became part of the lead animation team for the internationally renowned cartoon, Sponge Bob Square Pants. Over the next three years, Todd sharpened his eye in storyboarding, illustration and character design.

Throughout this period, Todd privately experimented with style and concept, eventually arriving at a process which guides him through every piece. The impact is apparent in his paintings; Todd's rat-pack-meets-Picasso style results, in part, from his desire to reveal his characters' innermost thoughts and emotions on their faces. Todd likens his portraits to his favorite episode of the "Twilight Zone" in which people wore masks that later became their faces and revealed who they truly were.

Fast forward ten years later, and until Todd can conceptually see the story in his head, he refuses to paint a single signature knuckle curled around one of his famous martinis. "I actually name my pieces first and then I visualize each face and its personality. Then I develop each person’s story."


New Releases 2014

"Bad Girl"
15.75" x 31.5"
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"Colorful Keys"
40" x 19.75"
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"Spirit of The Chase"
32" x 18"
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"Welcome to The Pour House"
45
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"Without Demons and Doubts"
30" x 20"
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"When I'm Up To No Good"
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New Worldwide Release 2013

"Perfect For The Part"
Worldwide Limited Edition of 135
31.5" x 26.5"
"This town of glitz and glamor has what I call the 'start of dreams' with most ending there, at the start. I cant fault any one who has the balls to go after a dream, its a million to one but to have that blind faith and inner confidence to know this is what you have to do. How many times have we seen a movie or heard a song and felt like, thats so close to me that I could have done that, how this was meant for my eyes and ears, I'm Perfect for the part. A bit metamorphic for my own life. All I have ever done was art and I knew from the 6th grade this is what I was going to do, it was all that made me happy and its what I was going to do the rest of my life."
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"Surrounding The Shark"
Worldwide Limited Edition of 135
29.5" x 405"
"In 2006 I did a painting called 'SURROUNDED BY SHARKS' and we did an LE of 50. That sold out pretty quick and my career kept moving along. For years I was asked at shows about this painting, so many people were after it and wanted part 2 of this painting but I dont work like that... I need the story to come to me to paint. Last year at a show in Laguna Beach a woman came up to me and told me how her and her late husband had 'SURROUNDED BY SHARKS' in their pool (snooker) room and would play for status every sat night. After the passing of her husband this tradition continued on only with her girl friends now coming over for the games, they would gather and have a great time in her words 'with wine and gossip of another time' (future painting perhaps) She said how they still loved that painting so much but now felt that the time had changed and now the women were the sharks, they had conquered. In her cheerful telling of the story with all the excitement of the night I felt the loss of her true love, now I had a reason, a story."
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New Release 2013
"With Love"

"Inside of You is That Side of You"
Limited Edition Giclee
22" x 22.75"
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"Those Mad Mad Chefs"
Limited Edition Giclee
30" x 23.5"
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"Who's Glamouring Who"
Limited Edition Giclee
40" x 28.5"
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"She Still Loves to Feel the Pages"
Limited Edition Giclee
23" x 27.5"
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Current Release

"So Wine About It"
Limited Edition Giclee Print 32" x 28"

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"On Again, Off Again"
10" x 16" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"Girly Drinks"
10" x 16" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"Craving For You"
16" x 28" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"Her Satisfied Place"
20" x 30" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"My Favorite Three Words"
10" x 16" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"Passing Notes At A Bar"
18" x 48" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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"If You Knew Heartbreak Was Coming"
16" x 28" (unframed) Limited Edition of 195 / signed and numbered
Embellished Giclée on Canvas

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 "A Shady Table"
40" x 17" Limited Edition of 195 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 
(Sold out)

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  "Always Her First Screen Test"
29" x 18" Limited Edition of 195 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 

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  "Someones About to Get Hustled"
32" x 22" Limited Edition of 195
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 
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    "The Wounds She Leaves Behind"
29" x 18" Limited Edition of 195
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"All I Can Remember Was"
24" x 36"   Worldwide Limited Edition 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"Girl Party Reunion"
16" x 32" Worldwide Limited Edition 100 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"One Seat Left"
14" x 36" -  Worldwide Limited Edition 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Opening Night"
30" x 26" -  Worldwide Limited Edition 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Action Sticks"
36" x 16" -  Worldwide Limited Edition 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"Intoxication Flower Lounge"
31" x 22.75" Limited Edition release of 195
Hand Embellished giclee on canvas

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"These Girls are Better Off in My Head"
40" x 17" Limited Edition of 195
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas  
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"A Little Fling"
8x16  Worldwide Limited Edition 50
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"Always On The Run"
18x30 Worldwide Limited Edition 50
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"Flirting With Disaster"
14x18 - Worldwide Limited Edition 75
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas

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"Sleep With Me"
8x16 - Worldwide Limited Edition 50 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 

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"Trapeze"
14x18 - Worldwide Limited EditionSN 50
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas&

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"Lips For Lies"
18 x 36 SN Limited Edition 50
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Promises Soon Forgotten"
20 x 30  SN Edition 50
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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The White Album

"Feather In Her Cap"
16 x 31  SN Limited Edition 95
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"He's Got Her Keys"
30 x 40 SN Limited Edition 95
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
(Sold out)
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"Matchbook Dating"
32 x 34  SN Limited Edition 120
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Lie N Wait"
18 x 32.5 SN Limited Edition 95
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Heartaches Are Free"
20 x 30 SN Limited Edition 95
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Who's Got This Round"
30 x 36 SN Limited Edition 120
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
(Can be displayed four different ways)
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Dark and Light Collection


"Someone's Pretty Baby"
32" x 18" Limited editon of 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas 

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"Arc De Triomphe"
32" x 16" Limited Edition of 75 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Feet off the Couch"
32" x 40" Limited Edition of 100
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"Hard Candy"
40" x 30" Limited Edition of 100 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
(Sold at publisher 1 left in the gallery)
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"If I Didn't Laugh I'd Cry"
30" x 40" Limited Edition of 125 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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"The Lies She Tells, I Believe Them So Well"
32" x 22" Limited Edition of 75 
Hand Embellished Giclee on Canvas
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Todd White News
 

todd.jpgWhat is the most recognizable brand name in the world? What trademark and logo are the most well known in the world? What product can be found in every country and virtually every grocery store on the planet? There can only be one answer: Coca-Cola.

We said a BIG announcement is coming, and this is it: Coca-Cola approached Todd White to create inspirational sketches for Coca-Cola Light. Todd's six sketches are depicted on different faces of Coca-Cola Light bottles, each featuring his distinctive box signature. The bottles will initially be released in Mexico, the biggest market for Coca-Cola Light. This marks the first time that Coke has collaborated with a fine artist to produce artwork for its label and given that artist credit directly on the product. The bottles have already begun to hit the shelves of retailers and the response has been tremendous.

Todd: "The opportunity to work on this project with Coca-Cola was exciting - Coke is part of our pop culture, a common touchstone for people all over the world. It has inspired scores of artists, from Andy Warhol and Keith Haring to Norman Rockwell and Guy Peellaert and everyone in between. This served as my inspiration, both in working with Coca-Cola and in creating the initial sketches for the project. Any marriage between art and the corporate world is precarious, at best, but in this case I think we have achieved something that invokes thoughts of joy, romance, laughter and intimacy, feelings that, like art itself, the world could use a little more of."

In October we will be offering something special to commemorate this historic event: a very limited edition collection of the original sketches created by Todd for the project as well as the unique and very collectable bottles themselves, all of which will be presented in special packaging designed for the occasion. There will only be 95 sets of these sketches sold in North America. We know you will want to own this piece of history and celebrate this milestone for Todd.

As an authorized Todd White gallery, we can reserve a set for you prior to the October release. So contact us for details...and have a Coke and a knowing smile on Todd White.


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Todd White's  Book

 Outer case containing inner case
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US Limited Edition Giclee #1
"C NOTE"
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US Limited Edition Giclee #2
"SORRY ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH"
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