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Tom Stevenson
Overview / Portfolio

Tom Stevenson works in oil and paints from life. His beautifully considered en plein paintings are evocative studies in light, colour and brushwork.

Having painted in recent years across the West Country and beyond in London, Venice and France, Tom’s latest collection focuses on the landscapes and coastlines locally around Devon and Dorset.  ‘Living where we are offers such a range of subjects in all directions.’

Every painting starts with a drawing.  These sketches provide the foundations, finding a balance in the composition that anchors the painting. ‘This structure is vital to begin with.’ In his fluid, original style, Tom explains ‘I find my subjects looking for shapes, form, patterns and colour.  The landscape provides me with all these things.’

‘My work is often a series of repetitive shapes.  Read from left to right they are a sequence of colours.  Like the ribbons above medals.’  With a distinctly light touch, Tom uses carefully chosen watercolour brushes.  Working with the inky, watered-down paint, his characteristic brushwork captures the essence of his subjects.

From the ‘water reflecting off the surface of the beach, like a mirror as the tide goes out,’ to his boats in the harbour and figures in the slipway, Tom creates paintings that are fleeting, spontaneous and redolent of memories common to us all.

Born in 1984, Tom Stevenson trained at the Bath Spa School of Art and Design and graduated from Plymouth University’s Exeter College of Art and Design in 2007 with a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. In 2020 Tom became an elected member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and an Academician at the South West Academy (SWAc) in 2019.  He won the Winsor & Newton prize in 2016 and Phylis Roberts Award in 2014 and has exhibited with the New English Art Club, Chelsea Arts Society and shown regularly with GrandyArt since 2017.

Portfolio
Low Tide, Porlock Weir
Low Tide, Porlock Weir
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
27 x 29.5cm Framed 45.5 x 48cm
£950
At the Beach, Tide Coming In
At the Beach, Tide Coming In
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
20 x 11.5cm Framed 33 x 24.5cm
£450
Across the Estuary
Across the Estuary
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
26.5 x 29cm Framed 39 x 41.5cm
£795
High Summer
High Summer
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
11.5 x 28cm Framed 24.5 x 41cm
£550
In the Harbour
In the Harbour
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Canvas
28.5 x 39cm Framed 42 x 53cm
SOLD
Early Morning, towards Exmoor
Early Morning, towards Exmoor
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
14 x 27cm Framed 26.5 x 39cm
SOLD
Western Sky
Western Sky
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
18.5 x 23cm Framed 31.5 x 36cm
£550
Hazy Evening
Hazy Evening
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
11.5 x 28cm Framed 24.5 x 41cm
£595
The Beach Stream
The Beach Stream
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
18.5 x 68.5cm Framed 30.5 x 80.5cm
SOLD
Cows Grazing
Cows Grazing
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
14.5 x 19cm Framed 27 x 31.5cm
£450
The High Moor
The High Moor
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Board
9 x 27cm Framed 21.5 x 39cm
£450
Last Light
Last Light
Tom Stevenson
Oil on Canvas
24 x 26cm Framed 38 x 40cm
£695
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