Professional Artist Stewart Beckett has featured on Sky Arts Landscape artist of the year and Portrait Artist of the year. Winner of Stride Open and now a resident Artist @ the Arches Southampton. He teaches classes in Fareham and Whiteley, in Watercolour, Acrylics and Oils.
He describes his work as ‘An echo of a bygone era’ practising drawing and painting techniques based on traditional methods. He has an experimental attitude and a passion for materials. Currently working on a series that aims to combine the abstract with his realist works. Influenced by Gustav Klimt, Sir John Everett Millais, and Anderson Zorn. He aims to use modern materials such as Acrylics, silicone, mirror, PVA glue and resins to embody his figurative, portrait oil paintings.
2013 London Atelier of Representational Art – (Saturday School)
1993-1995 Southampton Solent University HND Editorial Illustration
1992-1993 Portsmouth Art College Foundation Course in Art and Design.
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
2019 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition – Mall Galleries
2018 Turner Sims Box Office ‘Sundown 2 Switches’ Exhibition
2018 Southampton City Gallery ‘Four Seasons’ Exhibition
2017 First Prize ‘Stride Open’ Chichester Oxmarket Gallery
2017 Arches Southampton Open Studios
2016 Heat Finalist on Sky Art Landscape Artist of the year 2016
2014 Heat Contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Arts of the year 2014
2014 Edinburgh Arts Fair – Whitepeaks Fine Art Representation