Stephen originally studied at the West Sussex College of Design and has
over twenty five years experience of graphic design 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. Despite being an advertising agency veteran, Stephens
eye for a clean modern line is unmatched and he is able to include some
of the worlds biggest brands within his portfolio.
Stephen is a highly regarded artist, exhibiting his work across the country.
Now a member
of the Oxford Art Society, his paintings reflect aspects of his training
and experience, showing a keen eye for graphic content, surface texture
and detail, all tied to a strong use of colour.
He lives in Oxfordshire
by the River Thames and his past and current work evokes time spent walking
in the early morning. His artist statement about this work is here
Cornerstone Arts Centre,
The display stand advertising my show outside the Cornerstone gallery.
A series of twelve sample paintings exploring the qualities of ink at
Cornerstone. A photo of paintings in the gallery can be seen on the right
hand side below.
O3 Gallery Oxford 2008, solo exhibition, titled 'Treescapes
and skylines'. Fourteen paintings.
View at O3 gallery for the 5th
Above: I donated
a small postcard size painting for a charity fundraising event 'Art for
Youth' at Summerfields School, Summertown, Oxford. It sold
The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire and the Great Hall where I exhibited
with ten artists from Oxford Art Society for Artweeks 2007. I sold three
paintings, including 'Red harvest', below.
Above: paintings at the Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage 2008. All four
paintings sold during the show or shortly after.
on the photo above to see some of my photos.
Exhibitions for 2017:
Artweeks open exhibition 11th May - 4th June 2017 at the Jam Factory,
Hollybush Row, Oxford OX1 1HU. Their website is here: www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/
St. Michaels Church, Park Road, Albert Park, Abingdon OX14 1DA. Friday
30th June 10am - 4.30, Saturday 1st July 10am - 4pm, Sunday 2nd July 11am
Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot: two new paintings selected, part
of the Open Exhibition 31st May - 2nd July. Artwork for sale. Their
website is here:
Art Society Members'
exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford.
My painting 'Strawberry moon' (photo below), formed part of the
A review of the show from the Oxford Times can be found here
March - April 2016:
Art Society Members' 125th anniversary exhibition at the
Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
My painting 'Early morning across the river' (top, centre, below),
was selected and formed the
opening centrepiece as the public entered the show. A
review from the Oxford Mail can be found clicking here
Art Society Members' Annual Exhibition. The
Corn Exchange, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Their
website is here: http://www.faringdonartsociety.org.uk/
Oxford Art Society Members' Show at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford.
'Boys on the jetty' at
the show, photo below, centre painting.
March 2014: 'Art
of Culham', St Paul's Church, Culham, Oxfordshire.
I exhibited my work along with thirteen village artists showing pottery,
paintings, illustration, bookbinding, metalwork, sculpture and mosaics.
- June 2013: Oxford Art Society Members' Show at the Town Hall Gallery,
'After the Storm' at the show. Shown top right in picture below.
4th March - 28th April 2012: Nuffield
Orthopaedic Hospital - Outpatient Department,
Headington, Oxford. A joint exhibition of work with Rona, Honorary
Member, Oxford Art Society. We each exhibited thirteen paintings, picture
below. Rona's website
2011: O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle 5th anniversary exhibition.
'Flight over water, no 2' at the Gallery. A picture at the Private
View can be seen above left.
August 2011: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot,
1 July - 14 August
'Ice-cream Boat, Sandbanks' and 'Elliot, rockpooling'
2011: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition,
'Ice-cream Boat, Sandbanks' at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford
2010: The Jam Factory Oxford
Art Society Christmas Show.'Flight over water', shown on the home
June 2010: Art for Youth, Oxford
invitation: paintings shown at Summerfields School, Oxford. An exhibition
of contemporary art by established artists as well as up-and-coming.
Art for Youth Oxford continues to raise funds for for national youth
2010: Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
10 Miles organised by Wantage Counselling
Service, with work of ten of the most exciting local artists working with
painting, sculpture and video.
2009: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Show, twenty paintings and prints.
2009: Oxford Art Society Open Show
Painting Here comes Summer selected for the Open at Saïd
- July 2009: Solo exhibition at Cornerstone
Arts Centre, Didcot:
exhibited including eighteen large 80 x 60cm ink and
paintings on the theme of
and the River Thames - photo below.
Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
When the day is done selected for the members' Show at the Town
Hall Gallery, Oxford.
2008 : Oxford Art Society Open Show
Painting Red earth
selected for the Open at Saïd
exhibition at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage, Oxfordshire.
and the Thames. Featuring
the current expressive series of ink and artists' watercolour paintings,
exploring the countryside and waterways where Stephen lives in Oxfordshire.
2008: Solo exhibition at the 03 Gallery, Oxford
and skylines. Solo exhibition featuring ink and artists' watercolour
Spring 2008: Modern
Exhibited painting Treescape, Nuneham Courtenay. This painting
was sold and has formed a part of a new series currently being produced.
April 2008: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Exhibited Treescape at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.
Spring 2007: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Exhibited at the Oxford Town Hall. My picture Red Harvest was
mentioned by Helen Peacocke in the Oxford Times.
Exhibited at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay together with ten artists
from Oxford Art Society. Blue Storm, Autumn Land and Red Harvest
2007 Elected to the Oxford Art Society Committee
2007 Oxford Art Society Open Show
Painting selected Swan Upping for the Open at Saïd
2006 Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Exhibited painting Hillside farm at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford
2005 Oxford Art
Society Open Show
My painting titled Barbados was selected for the Open and subsequently
offered membership of the Society.
Exhibited at home studio, showing large dynamic gouache paintings including