South West Art

Stephen Brown RBA

Painting almost exclusively in oils Stephen is constantly draw to painting subjects near his Sidmouth home. He is a master at depicting the hazy warm Summer Days in the Devon, Wiltshire and surrounding coutryside. Stephen is also a trememdous Marine artists producing atmospheric paintings with the distinctive shimmering light of the British beaches and coastal scenes.

Stephen was born in Chard, Somerset in 1947. As a young artist he studied contemporary art at the Somerset College of Art. Later in the 1970's he trained and worked alongside artist Patrick Larking RP ROI. As a result Stephen came to admire and respect such artists as Sickert, George Clausen and Augustus John, all of whom taught and befriended Larkin while he was studying at the Royal Academy of Art.

After a recommendation from Ken Howard RA, and admirer of Stephen's work, he was elected a member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1997.