Tebbutt’s stunning work is a celebration of the medium of paint. He says ‘the drip, the splatter, the expressionistically painted, the flat, the cartoon like, the smooth, the rough, all jostle for position on the finished canvas, desperate for a place in the ‘final cut’. Areas of paint, objects and various marks are laid down as I work then perhaps painted out as the work evolves and the composition develops. Happy accidents are as an integral part of the work as the clean and crisp or the neatly painted, one offsetting the other. The process of painting being equal to if not more significant than the chosen visual references and motifs.’
Tebbutt exhibits in private and public shows throughout the UK and his work is collected internationally.