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Stephen originally studied at the West Sussex College of Design and has over thirty years’
experience of graphic design, Illustration and production management. His career includes roles
as senior designer, production manager and art director for a variety of commercial organisations both
in the UK and abroad.


Over the last twenty years he has pursued his long held interest in painting and has solo
exhibitions throughout Oxfordshire. He was invited to become a member of Oxford Art Society in 2005.

Below: my latest piece 'Winter flight' painted in a single colour Prussian blue. Image size 44 x 27cm

Below: two of the paintings I have produced over the last three months.
These were to be shown at my solo show at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire
but this has been cancelled due to Covid-19.
I'm hoping I can show my collection at a gallery in 2021.
Left: 'Sutton Pools' and right, 'Still water'


My Lovely Postcards - November 2019
My two 6" x 4" postcard size paintings (see below) were sold at the
Oxford based Sobell House Hospice online auction and exhibition
titled 'My Lovely Postcards'.
280 postcards were donated by artists and the auction raised £11,691.00!

All proceeds raised will go towards Beth’s Foreman's Bursary Fund, which supports nurses
to receive further training and education in palliative care. This and other fundraising
events has now raised over £44,000 in bursaries to more than 50 recipients.


Left: Magpie sees the moon (sold, £35.00) and right, Red kite spiral (sold, £50.00).

My recent painting 'Moonmadness', below, was selected for the October 2019
Oxford Art Society (OAS) Open Exhibition at The Cloister Gallery, SJE Arts, Oxford.

link: oxfordartsociety.co.uk

Ideas for this painting and paintings below are formed from an early morning walk
around the River Thames in Oxfordshire where I live and work
.


My painting 'Early frost', below, was shown in May and June 2019
at Oxfordshire Artweeks, Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot.



'When I leave', below, was shown in April 2019 at the Oxford Art Society (OAS) Members'
Exhibition at the Garden Gallery, The Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.



Painted with two gouache colours; Ivory black and Prussian blue.
Image size 59 x 39cm with white card window mount with a black rule in a black beech f
rame.
Finished size 80 x 60cm.

In the meantime I have been sketching with charcoal pencils and white highlighers on coloured stock.