Solo Exhibition, The George Farnham Gallery, Saxmundham, UK Sept 29-Oct 10th 2020
Solo Exhibition, The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, UK Nov 12th-19th 2020
Solo Exhibition, The Aldeburgh Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, UK March 6th-10th 2021
Stephen is a Suffolk-based artist with a background in Architecture. Despite having very low marks in art classes as a college student studying to become an architect (because he tended to paint what he wanted, not what he was asked to paint), he became a well known local artist in Doha when, unbeknownst to him, some early paintings of his were taken to a local gallery and immediately sold.
Stephen focuses his art on city skylines to help capture and preserve important places and memories for people. The places we've lived and visited became a part of who we are, but memory is a fickle thing. Over time it fades, and people can become lost to us.
But art is a way to give permanence to those memories and significant, life-shaping events. He prefers to capture these moments using acrylic paint on canvas. Sometimes his skylines are relatively literal and straight forward- capturing important places that mean something for his customers or himself. Other times they're more abstract to represent the way we experience a place differently depending on our state of mind.
Each painting is a story of something, some place, or someone who changed a person and made them who they are today.
Publications & Press
The Art Book 2020 by Art Freaks (Forthcoming)
Contemporary Art Curator Magazine Interview & Artist Directory
Solo exhibition "ARTchitecture", Carousel Gallery, Framlingham. August 2020
Joint exhibition with Verity Watkins, Carousel Gallery, Framlingham May 2019
“Solo Exhibtion”, The Corridor, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha. January/February 2016
“Summer Exhibition”, The Corridor, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Doha. July/August 2015
Open House Exhibition, Al Jazi Village 2, Al Gharaffa, Doha. June 2015
Joint exhibition with Verity Watkins, Aswan Gardens, Al Gharaffa, Doha. December 2012
Joint exhibition with Verity Watkins, Aswan Gardens, Al Gharaffa, Doha. October 2011
Joint exhibition with Claire Lake, West Bay Lagoon, Doha. November 2010