Teesside based painter, Stephen Stott is a graduate from Cleveland College of Art and Design where he achieved a First Class BA(Hons) degree. His practice consists of researching the effects of light upon the coastal landscape with a focus on the overwhelming colour, encapsulating shape or dominant line.
Working from his studio, he expands these initial ideas whilst also exploring the physicality of paint on the chosen surface. He paints with oil on canvas or on wood. Stephen Has exhibited at numerous art fairs and continually shows his work in UK galleries. Stephen's work is collected nationally and internationally.
My paintings are a response to the coastal landscape. I record the location using photography as a point of reference; however, I don't reference the photo during the creative process, I develop the research using sketches and then further explore the painted surface. Ultimately, this allows freedom and gives fresh representations to my perceptions and sense of place.