Joe Fenton (artist)

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Joe Fenton
Jonathan Simon Bramley-Fenton

(1971-12-17) 17 December 1971 (age 49)
Hampstead, London, England
EducationWimbledon College of Art
Known forDrawing, illustrating, sculpting
Spouse(s)Iji Asfaw-Fenton

Jonathan "Joe" Simon Bramley-Fenton (born 17 December 1971 in Hampstead, London) is an English artist, designer, sculptor and illustrator, who works in monochrome using graphite, ink and acrylics on paper. He has worked on a number of feature films as a concept designer and sculptor, including The Brothers Grimm directed by Terry Gilliam[citation needed] and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy directed by Garth Jennings.[1]

Fenton became internationally known through his first large-scale drawing rendered in graphite, acrylics, gouache, and ink, called Solitude. Completed in 2011, the approximately 8 feet wide and 5.5 feet high Solitude took more than ten months to produce.[citation needed]


Joe has illustrated two children's picture books while living in New York City: What's Under the Bed? (published in 2008)[2] and Boo! (published in 2010) by Simon & Schuster.[3]

In 2014, he was commissioned to create a one-of-a-kind guitar for PRS Guitars signature artist (and lead guitarist of rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge) Mark Tremonti.[4]

Fenton also produces and directs short films showing his art process, such as The Lullaby (2011)[5] and Flight (2014).


Fenton's art work is influenced by many of the early surrealists.

Fenton has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sculpture from the Wimbledon College of Art.[6]


Fenton grew up in Bath, London, and Southern Spain and currently resides in London, England with his wife Iji Asfaw-Fenton.

He is the son of John Bramley-Fenton and Susan Mardon, the half-brother of drummer Julian Fenton, and the uncle of actress Nell Tiger Free.


  1. ^, LLC. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) | Movies |". Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  2. ^ "What's Under the Bed?: Joe Fenton: 9781416949435: Books". Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Boo!: Joe Fenton: 9781416979364: Books". Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Mark Tremonti Shows Off Custom PRS Joe Fenton Guitar – Video | Guitar World". Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  5. ^ "The Lullaby; YouTube". Retrieved 10 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Interview with the Artist: Joe Fenton | Flush the Fashion". Retrieved 14 June 2014.

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