Jack Vettriano has decided to respond to his critics of his art by lifting the lid on his creative processes . He is planning to write a book as he paints his next works of art which will be exhibited in 2008 â€œIâ€™m not trying to write an artist’s manual but I think it will be interesting for people to get some insight into how the works come together,â€ he said. â€œThe idea is that Iâ€™d find someone to come and watch me and interview me as I work, so that it can be written from an outside perspective, and there will be lots of photographs to accompany it. â€œIâ€™d like it to cover things like how I choose my models, how I get them to sit for me, what I ask them to wear, how I use the photographs I take, that sort of thing. â€œThe book would cover the whole process of the work.â€ â€œThe story of how I got started as an artist has been told many times so it wonâ€™t cover that ground so much. But everyone thinks they know everything there is to know already. Thatâ€™s not the case,â€ he added. Richard Calvocoressi, director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, had described Vettriano as â€œan indifferent painterâ€ who based his success on â€œcheap commercial reproductionsâ€. Patrick Elliott, a senior curator, had described Vettrianoâ€™s painting technique as â€œpoorâ€.
Harbour by Andrew Macara – limited edition print