Mr Brian Steventon's profile



  • 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
    • Acrylic, Oils, Pastel, Mixed Media, Watercolour (Pure), Gouache Pen & Ink, Pencil Drawing.
    • 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 Open
    • 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
     
    City Exhibitions:
    • 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
     
    Publications:
    • “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
     
     
     Tutoring:
    • 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
     
    Working Methods:
    • 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.
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    Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Oil pastel, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Pen And Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil
    Abstract or Experimental, Portrait or Figure, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Still Life, Townscape or Streetscene

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