Mike Stevenson Art.

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 Mike 2Mountain Pass, SnowdoniaMike and Jack 

 Hello, and welcome to my website!

 

I am a painter deriving most of my inspiration from the landscapes of Wales and the Derbyshire Peak district.  I've tried to present some

of my works and give some insight into how and why they arrive in the form in which you see them.  I hope you enjoy browsing

through them, and should any  appeal enough, most are for sale at prices from £60 upwards depending on the work and whether you

want to buy it mounted or framed.  If you have an idea for something you would like in my style, I'm always prepared to discuss commisioned

works.  Details of my career, my artist's statement and a page of comments about my work and my contact details 

are to be found under the "Artist" menu   

 

"Recent Works" shows works completed and exhibited during the current year and my growing interest in the formal elements

of paintings leading towards more abstract images.  Archives 1, 2, and 3 contain works from my exhibition, "Many Waters" at the Old

Parsonage Gallery in Manchester. These works were developed after visitiing and studying most of the major Welsh waterfalls and visits

to both Norway and Iceland. The other Archives Sections include examples of my works in different media from the recent past.  

Some work develops alongside my poems and I've included two examples here - The 'Solva' series, archive 8, and the 'Earth, air, fire

and water' series in archive 7.  I have also  included a section called the ‘Life Room’, since this is where I go to remind  myself that formal

issues such as proportion, perspective, history and tradition still have meaning and validity throughout the visual arts, and are neglected at our

peril. There are examples of drawings worked on for well over an hour and others which were completed within a few minutes.    

I have also chosen to open the pages of some of my "Sketchbooks" since although these are rarely seen in public, they are the

places where starting points are recorded and ideas and possibilities are  tried, tested, rejected, amended 

and developed until some become more finished works.  

 

My e-book "Do Yer Do Nudes, Sir?" is available from Amazon.co.uk

 

I hope my works appeal to you and create some small resonance between your life and mine. If so, please contact me via the e-mail address on the Contacts page.

Mike Stevenson.