Brian is an experienced professional artist who exhibits commercially throughout the UK. He is an elected member of the major UK Societies and his work and credentials can be seen on www.briansteventon.co.uk
He was included in the 2010 edition of Who i
Elected as Full Member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists
Work purchased by Stephen Fry's - Kingdom Series
Entered into "Who's Who in Art" publication from 2010
Background / Training
I have always been able to draw and paint from an early age, it was something that came to me naturally.
I studied Art O-Level for this whilst at Secondary School.
Started my career as an Apprentice in Engineering / Design, where I used these skills in Product Design, management practice and IT Projects & System Implementation.
I maintained my skills by drawing and painting in my spare time.
Over a period approx. 10 years, I gained a Masters Degree in Business Studies &Honours Degree for Business Studies / Business Admin / IT.
I am mostly self taught.
Subject Matter & Medium
Landscape & Townscape, Coastal & Marine, Figure, Still Life
I travel widely to obtain my subject matter, but I also paint plein-air local to my home. I have painted in Europe and USA
Membership of Art Societies:
Birmingham Art Circle - Elected member Nov. 2001. I previously served as a committee member.
Birmingham Watercolour Society, Elected member April 2002.
Easel Club - elected a member - Feb 2003. Currently Vice President.
RBSA Elected Associate – 2004
RBSA Elected Full Member – 2005 onwards , previously served on Committee
Southwold Art Circle – 2008 onwards
Group / Mixed Exhibitions:
I have exhibited with all of the above societies annually, since being elected a member
RBSA Prize Open
RBSA Members & Associates
Open Studios – Staffordshire
RWEA – 4 X 4 Exhibition 2006
Halesworth Gallery – 2008
2009 & 2010 – The Ferrers Gallery – Escape to the Country
RBSA - Art Barns – 2010, 2011
Solo Exhibitions 2001 - Solo Exhibition for one month period at Perton Media Centre – Nr. Wolverhampton 2006 – The Ferrers Gallery – “Expressions of a Journey” 2009 – RBSA Gallery – Café Wall – Petrognano to the Peaks 2012 – Granary Gallery – Weston Park 2012 – Café Wall Exhibition - RBSA
Mall Galleries - Royal Society of Marine Artists - 2002 & 2003
Mall Galleries – Royal Society of British Artists - 2013
AAF – Battersea 2006 to 2012
AAF – Richmond - 2011
AAF – Bristol – 2009 to 2012
AAF – Newcastle 2008
Chelsea Art Fair – 2008, 2009
Birmingham Art Fair- 2008
Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Poet Painter of the Black Country
Main Commercial Galleries:
RBSA Gallery – St Pauls, Birmingham
Bircham Gallery - North Norfolk – 2006 Onwards - Spring / Summer / Autumn / Christmas Exhibitions & Gallery Artists
Bridgegate Gallery – London – Affordable Art Fairs – 2006 onwards
Ferrers Gallery – Leics – Solo Exhibition / Gallery Artist – 2006 Onwards
Martin’s Gallery – Cheltenham – 2007
Derwent Gallery – Derbyshire - 2007 onwards
Albany Gallery – Cardiff – 2007 Christmas Show
Great Atlantic Gallery – Monmouth - 2007 onwards
Bevere Gallery – Worcester – 2008 onwards
Buckenham Gallery - Southwold – 2008 onwards
The Old Chappel Gallery – Pembridge – 2008 onwards
Opus Gallery – Ashbourne – 2009 onwards
Flint Gallery – Blakeney – 2010
Gallery Upstairs – Henley in Arden – 2010
Gallery Top – Rowsley – 2010 onwards
Hunter Gallery – 2010 onwards
“The Limner” – Profile July 2005
“Art of England” – Profile - Magazine Oct / Nov edition 2005
“Art of England” – Expressions of a Journey - Magazine July / Aug edition 2005
Work s purchased by Stephen Frys “Kingdom” series for use in there TV series – 2007
“Who’s Who in Art” – Spring 2010 & 2012 edition
I also feature on “Staffordshire Images” website
The Voice Magazine – March 2010 & Dec 2010
Wolverhampton – Select Magazine – April 2010
East Anglian Places – Green Pebble Publication - 2010
Blackcountry Living Museum:
Appointed as on site Artist – Feb 2010
Lead Tutor on Sketch Days & Watercolour Workshops – May to August 2012
Developed body of work for commissions, Cards, Prints etc
Demonstations & Workshops:
At various Art Societies / events throughout Midlands & UK
I have tutored numerous students on one to one tuition
I also tutor two Art Groups: All Media Art Group, Albrighton Art Group
I also Tutor painting holiday’s for “Authentic Adventures” : Subbetica – Spain 2012, Cinque Terre – Italy & Sardinia 2013.
Framing of Work:
Created Framing workshop and Framing of my own work and commercially for other artists - 2010
I work plein air and in the studio. Sketching on the spot or working directly with watercolour , Gouache, Pen & Wash, acrylic , mixed media or oil medium
Commissions: Numerous private commissions My work is in private collections in the UK, Europe & USA To produce works for Cards & Prints for the Black Country Living Museum. I