Jethro graduated in July 2014 and was awarded the Ciclitira Prize for his degree show exhibition. Jethro experienced outstanding commercial success, with much of his work being sold even before the degree show opened.
Prior to beginning his studies at the Prince's School in September 2012, Jethro travelled to Jaipur, Rajasthan and, with the help of a grant from INTACH, studied as an apprentice under the Master Indian miniaturist Ajay Sharma. Jethro spent the first few days catching a squirrel in order to make his paintbrush and he learned everything from preparing paper, smashing up semi precious stones to make paint, to adding minute details using the brush made from the squirrels tail - we gather that no squirrels were hurt in the process!
Studying this ancient tradition planted a seed in Jethro and, since returning home, he has brought that seed with him to foreign soils. During his studies at the School, he applied the methods, materials and techniques learnt in India to his own motifs and ideas, aiming to make new exciting work whilst staying true to timeless principles.
Through this artistic journey, Jethro has come to see himself more as a cultivator than a creator of paintings. He now aims to understand and tap into the rhythms and patterns of nature and to let them manifest in the form of paint.