Image of the Month – Spencer House at Dusk by Stuart Stanley ASGFA

‘Spencer House at Dusk’ by Stuart Stanley ASGFA was the winner of the Daler-Rowney award for the Best Work in DRAW 12, the SGFA Open Exhibition, as chosen by John Yardley RI, our guest selector.

Stuart Stanley ASGFA Spencer House at Dusk

Stuart writes about this work:

‘Spencer House at Dusk’ reveals all the qualities that have influenced my career as an artist. I studied at Eastbourne and Wimbledon Schools of Art specialising in theatre design and have worked since the late 60s as a theatre and events designer.

This background has made me very aware of the dramatic use of colour and light in my approach to painting. Combining this with a technique developed from scenic painting of not over elaborating but simplifying has led to the development of my own particular expressive style.

I work mainly in oil or acrylic with an underlying foundation of drawing; even in my painterly work there is a framework of careful drawing beneath.

What attracted me to Spencer House was the light emanating from the windows behind the dark silhouettes of the trees in Green Park — really a pure piece of theatre.

The painting was worked up from my sketch, photo and memory with a layering technique of acrylic till the right atmosphere I had remembered was achieved.

I was pleased with the outcome and honoured to have won the award.

Stuart Stanley ASGFA

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1 Response to Image of the Month – Spencer House at Dusk by Stuart Stanley ASGFA

  1. Steve Hembley says:

    Beautiful and evocative work. Congratulations on your well deserved award.
    Best wishes; Steve Hembley SGFA

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