Stella Agnew Portfolio

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I studied History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and then worked for several years restoring oil paintings for private clients and galleries.

My paintings are a response to a feeling generated by a particular situation, person or place .- the overwhelming feeling of a landscape existing in 3 dimension around you, the vulnerability of a sitter in a portrait, the implications of the clothes they wear, or the space they inhabit. I am interested in our moment in time, and the record of our existence in it. The paintings are a mixture of my response, and the actual physical appearance of the subject which carries its own physical and emotional content.

My approach is generally through colour and pattern, the outcome is, so far, representational. Each colour and brushstroke counts for or against the final outcome. Each sequence has consequence. The results are always a surprise!