BIOGRAPHY

A
SHORT
BIOGRAPHY
OF
JOCK
POTTLE

 rowing up in the 1950's in North Carolina, Jock Pottle had an older brother who convinced him there was "something in those bushes." That along with the "Twilight Zone" and "Chiller Theatre" created the early foundation for the drawings that come out of Pottle's head today. Pottle supressed those early images and instead turned his artistic energies to photography, eventually becoming a successful architectural photographer in New York City for the past thirty years. In January 2003, Pottle finally sat down and began to draw those buried memories from his childhood and life as a young adult. His first drawing was a simple rendering of a man and children running through the woods. Expressing his thoughts on paper initiated a well-spring of creativity, opening up a world of imagination that photography never offered. An observer can get lost in the detail of Pottle's work, whether it's a rendering of a festive Zedeco house party or a dark look at the animal kingdom, Pottle's creations are both fanciful and frightening. Be it an oversized killer turtle, the Devil hiding behind a door or visions of Elvis' life in hiding, every drawing is made up of many small pieces of the things that Pottle remembers in his life's experiences. Pottle credits many artists that have influenced him - the late Glen Rounds for his simplicity and humor, Billy Ray Hussey, a potter in North Carolina, for his animated character development and sense of humor, and his father-in-law, Filippo Balboni for his early encouragement and continuing support. And finally, the never ending battle, good vs. evil.


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