This biographical article is written like a résumé. (June 2018)
Teddy M, British Contemporary Artist
|Known for||Contemporary art, painting, design|
|Notable work||Royal Love – Teddy M Heart, Range Rover Art Car, Art Guitars|
In 2015, musician Ed Sheeran borrowed a painted Fender Stratocaster known as "Green T" from Teddy M for use on his X world tour. The guitar was played in 18 countries on the single "Thinking Out Loud" and later sold at Bonhams, London for £12,500 (Dec 2015). Sheeran also commissioned an art guitar as a collaboration between Teddy M and New York street artist John Matos Known as the Crash x Teddy M Stratocaster, the brightly painted guitar features the Teddy M Heart and the eye symbol of Crash. Sheeran debuted the guitar at his Wembley Stadium concerts in July 2015. The guitar also features on Sheeran's Live concert DVD, Jumpers for Goalposts. In 2017, Sheeran played his 'Crash x Teddy M' Stratocaster during his headline performance at the Glastonbury Festival and on the Divide world tour.
In 2016, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Sarah, Duchess of York painted with Teddy M on the lawn of Royal Lodge, adding their own 'graffiti' to a painting titled "Royal Love". It was exhibited at Masterpiece London and auctioned at a private dinner in June 2016 by Lord Dalmeny of Sotheby's. The artist donated the proceeds from the sale to the charity Children in Crisis.
In 2017, DriveTribe revealed the Teddy M Range Rover Autobiography Art Car. The car features a Teddy M Heart design hand painted on vinyl and placed over the hood along with hand-painted and cut-out shapes installed under direction by WrapStyle UK.
In 2018, The Royal Agricultural University approached Teddy M to create a memorable artwork for permanent display at the University. In the late 90's the artist used the basement of the University as a practice room for his rock band called 'Lesbian Fruit'.
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- "In pictures – the Masterpiece London 2016 gala dinner". Children in Crisis. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- Michelle Tauber (22 June 2016). "Princesses Beatrice, Eugenie and Sarah Ferguson Create Graffiti". People.com. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- Jack Pitts (17 March 2016). "Talented Cotswold artist sells two works to Fiat heir and art collector Lapo Elkann (From Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard)". Wiltsglosstandard.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-13.