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Artist in Oils
Copyright 2016 Stuart Devereux.
I have a passion for painting portraits but I enjoy the delights of Impressionism as relaxation, by using  the surplus paint from the palette after a portrait. Between portraits I sketch in watercolour and sometimes very thin oil paint. I call these paintings/sketches experimental using new techniques with various types of new mediums and my own varnish.
As a reference, these sketches are useful in noting colour and shade in readiness for painting in oils - usually all for my own personal use. However, they have become very popular with friends and fellow artists and I have included just a few in the Galleries section which is divided into months.

I enjoy experimenting in tonal contrasts to determine different light and shade strengths for portraiture using alkyd fast drying paint  mixed with surgical spirit as a thinning agent. Of course, I mix other agents to the colour for consistency making sure the hue remains opaque.

The pictures and drawings on this site are examples of my work and I will add further photos, in due course, spanning 45 years of creative design and painting.

Based in Lavenham, I am surrounded by history and beautiful countryside plus very 'big skies' which makes painting a joy.

Thank you for viewing my website...
Royal Society of British Artists
17th March - 2nd April

Royal Institute of Painters
(Water Colours)
6th - 16th April

Royal Society of Portrait Painters

5th - 20th May (10am-5pm)

New English Art Club
16th -25th June (10am-5pm)

Royal Society of Marine Artists
28th September - 8th October
From "The Palette" Knife Paintings using the left over paint.
January '16 February '16