Hello, Welcome and let me introduce myself
A Little bit about me
I am the owner of StuArtWorks and the Artist of all pieces that you can see on these pages and many more.
I am an almost forty year old Artist based in the idyllic and beautiful Exmoor national Park in the small and picturesque town of Dulverton, Somerset in the UK.
I have a long time partner, Sue and four lovely Children, Morgan, Harrison, Harvey and Belle.
As well as my Art I am a keen Guitarist and Music Fan and find that Music is a vital part of my creative process.
I have been Drawing and Painting since Childhood and look forward to continuing to do so for many years to come.
My interest in Art began as a young child and I soon developed a love of working in Pencil creating Portraiture of numerous subjects. I have been commissioned by a great number of individuals from all walks of life. In terms of my Commissioned work things began many years back whilst working in the Racing Industry. I began to take a vivid interest in Equine art and received a number of requests of Horses and Personalities within the Horse Racing world from Horse owners and fans alike. These wonderful subjects lend themselves to make great Artwork
These requests soon developed into a varied selection of Commissions of loved Pets, Family members and other personal objects of affection. The varied nature of this work stretches the Artist but gives a greater understanding of how to deal with different subject matter and the challenges that each provide.
My Style and Methods
Stylistically I am unconventional which comes from being self taught. I embrace the fact that I have no formal training as I believe the inspiration to create comes from within and you create what feels right and gives the right feel and result. I take inspiration from many of the great Artists of History and their methods but interpret things in my own way and my own style.
I choose to use a Mechanical Pencil to create my Portraits and although this can make a more painstaking and longer process it produces a result which I feel is clearer and more defined. I will occasionally intersperse this with the uses of Graphite sticks and Charcoal when a more vivid black is necessary to highlight the Subject.
My work is completed on high quality acid free heavy Cartridge Paper which I find has a surface which holds the Graphite really well and gives a nice clean finish and if properly cared for will stand the test of time.