Titterton attended Leek School of Art, where he was given a classical art training by Arthur Littlewood RA. Emphasis was placed upon life drawing, painting and the history of art. Titterton then attended Stockport College of Art and graduated in Visual Communication.
Titterton has a deep empathy with landscape. Born in the Peak District, the wildness of the moors and the contrasting tranquillity of the valleys have remained with him throughout his life.
This fascination with landscape has been enhanced by living in Japan, China, and South Asia. Recently the Italian landscape around his Umbrian house echoes that of the Derbyshire and North Staffordshire countryside.
Robert MacFarlane in his book The Wild Places quotes a line from an unknown author: ‘Landscape was here long before we were even dreamed. It watched us arrive.’ Titterton’s work seeks to connect emotionally with the natural world, and especially wild places, which put us and our lives into perspective.
Wallace Stegner argued that “…we need wild places because they remind us of a world beyond the human. Forests, plains, prairies, deserts, mountains: the experience of these landscapes can give people ‘a sense of bigness outside themselves that has now in some way been lost.”
In his landscapes and abstract works, Titterton uses the natural world as a reference point: “It is the frame in which emotions reside, putting a perspective on the infinite complexities of existence.”
Titterton has won awards for his paintings in Italian competitions and has been a judge in several others.
His work is held in private collections in: USA, UK, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Italy, and Australia.
Titterton has written “In the Between” a book of poetry and the acclaimed book, “Brand Storming” published globally by Palgrave McMillan.
Titterton was a Governor of Kent Institute of Art and Design in the early 1990s before leaving the UK for Japan.
He has lectured at Tonjin University in Shanghai where he was Visiting Professor on the Executive MBA course, Madrid University, INSEAD, Perugia University, Perugia Stranieri University and Urbino in Italy.
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