Stephen has his own unique style and has adopted a narrower format which can be used horizontally or vertically. He paints ‘en plein air’ because he feels that it captures the immediacy and freshness of the Scillonian landscape. He is strongly drawn to colour, occasionally painting well-known island views but choosing a different, perhaps unusual, perspective. Stephen prefers the traditional use of watercolour to produce sweeping atmospheric skies and sea without using body colour. He mixes his media with the addition of inks and pastels. In the past, he experimented with a range of different media from oils to pastels, inks to charcoal, on projects like murals and large works. When painting on the beach, he uses sand, stone, shells, seaweed etc., combined with the watercolour.
Moyana Mesembryanthemums (St Marys)
Giclee print – Original painting, watercolour with a little pastel. 27 ½ inches by 9 ½ inches. — “This was painted in late July 2008, a time of year when many stone walls are smothered in flamboyant Mesembryanthemums. This house, … Read More
Slippen on the Sand, Porthmellon Beach St. Marys
Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel. Original painting 27 inches tall x 9 3/4 inches wide. — “This was painted in the Summer of 2005. It was a sunny blustery afternoon in front of the gig sheds on Porthcressa … Read More