STEPH SMITH

artist statement

Moonlit forests, the glow of street lights and snow falling on watery depths are recurring themes in Steph’s atmospheric paintings. Process is important in her work. Sheapplies oil paint in a variety of consistencies, ranging from thin washes to areas of thicker impasto. Working from drawings, photographs and memory, many layers of oil paint are applied, scraped away and reapplied until the desired mood is achieved. The resulting landscapes are an emotional response to the experience of a particular place rather than a representation of a real view.

 

Steph is based at Wimbledon Art Studios in London. She originally trained as a ceramicist before developing painting as part of her creative practice via various courses at St Martins and the Slade.

 

Exhibitions

 

2019

June – August: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London

May: Wimbledon Art Fair, Wimbledon Artists Studios, Wimbledon, London

April: Roy’s People Art Fair, Oxo Tower Warf, London

 

2018

November: Wimbledon Art Fair, Wimbledon Artists Studios, Wimbledon

May: Wimbledon Art Fair, Wimbledon Artist Studios, Wimbledon

May: Landmark Art Fair, Teddington, Middlesex

 

2017

‘Salon des Refuses’, Candid Arts, Islington, London

Landmark Art Fair, Teddington Middlesex

 

2013

Nov-Dec: Open Studio Show, Regent Studios, Hackney

 

2012

Nov-Dec: Open Studio Show

June: Open Studio

 

2010

Nov-Dec: Hidden Art Hackney

Nov-Dec: Open Studios

September: Fulham Palace Art Fair, Fulham, London

May: Landmark Art Fair, Teddington, London

 

2008

December: Drawings and Ceramics, Bletchingley, Surrey

November: Open Studio 2008

August: 'Twelve Months On' Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark, Nottingham

October: 'Twelve Months On' Newcastle upon Tyne September

 

2007

'Selection' Oxo Tower Gallery, London