Stephen Cheeseman

Watercolour, Pencils, Line & Wash, Oil Pastels, Charcoal, Graphite, Pastel, Acrylics
Portraits, Townscapes, Movement, Sport, Pet Portraits, Animals, Bikes, Abstract

I am an artist and a painter of People in sport, combining human action and movement with what aids them be the best at what they do. I love observing an individual or group and secretly inventing a story based on their movement, inflections, and attitude.  I work quickly on a coloured canvas in Oil Pastels with references from sketchbooks and photographs I have taken. Although my paintings are realistic in nature they are also slightly abstract, my intention is not to create a painting that looks like a photograph I interpret the scenes in the colours I perceive work best together to create a vibrant active painting showing movement and effort.

When I work in Charcoal or Pencil, I aim to create a Painting without lines and use different techniques to achieve this. My aim is to leave the observer wondering how was it done?

During my demonstrations I will talk about media selection, composition, colours, and also what I am thinking as I am painting. I talk… a lot really and generate a lot of enthusiasm in my demonstrations. My hope would be that everyone will go away and try something different….

I run art courses from my home in Bexhill and will demonstrate in the South East of England.

For more examples of my painting please visit my website