Hedley Fitzgerald Wiggan was born in Wolverhampton, England.
At age 8 he entered an art competition, hand drawing a Tyrannosaurus Rex with just a graphite pencil, poster paper and a small stamp of the dinosaur to use as a model. A box of chocolate was the prize. The motivation for Hedley was to present the chocolate to a girl in his class for whom he had a deep affection. Hedley dreamed of winning her heart.
His confidence was quickly shattered when his teacher, who was the judge of the competition, immediately disqualified him in disbelief. He said, “You must have cheated and traced this entry.” If only the judge had known that Hedley had been drawing assignments for his friends in class.
Disheartened by this undeserved outcome, Hedley did not pick up a paintbrush and draw again until age 40 when he broke a pencil and noticed it looked like a hand.
Today, Hedley’s masterpieces are inspired by his dreams, moods, magical creatures, celebrities, love and beauty that surrounds him. However, his greatest inspiration comes from his artistic late mother, Zeta, who would occasionally take time out of the hustle and bustle of her day to place him on her knees and draw the most beautiful eyes he had ever seen.
In addition to his paintings, Hedley is a renowned micro sculpture and glass engraver.
Anything Hedley touches artistically transforms into magical beauty before your eyes.
Laura Holbrook, The Angel Writer, contributed to this bio.
“I am an artist that paints to reflect my moods and the beauty that surrounds me.”
Hedley’s favorite artists include Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci and Édouard Manet.