Shaun Stevens - Profile
I exhibit my original artwork at the Hurst Castle Office and Gallery in Milford on Sea, Hampshire. The address is 47 High Street, Milford on Sea, Hampshire SO41 0QG, telephone 01590 642500. Winter opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday 09.30-1.30pm. Opening times will increase from March to include Monday opening. Viewing can be by appointment at other times.
I also exhibit in the Hampshire Open Studio event at the Keyhaven Scout Hall in Keyhaven during August, together with other exhibitions throughout the year.
HISTORY & BACKGROUND - I studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in 1985. I moved to Hampshire in 1994 and began teaching with Brockenhurst College in 1998, progressing to become Head of Creative, Visual, Performing Arts and Media for Lifelong Learning & Enterprise, a great experience. I currently run my own Watercolour art classes at Milford Community Centre, I am a Professional Artist with the SAA and a member of Milford Art Group.
I paint mostly with Watercolour but also Acrylic and Oil. I am particularly inspired by Hurst Castle and the Solent coastline but also paint a wide range of other subjects including landscapes, flowers and animals.
BOOKS – I have written and illustrated books – ‘Hurst Castle – An Artist’s View’ available at Hurst Castle and Hurst Castle Office in Milford-on-sea and Waterstones, Lymington. Other books include ‘Rosie and Poppy Visit Hurst Castle’ and Rosie and Poppy Visit Friends In The New Forest’ about my Mother and Daughter Working Cocker Spaniels.
NEW BOOK – A Christmas story - ‘Rosie and Poppy – Snowflakes For New Forest'.
Also available at the Hurst Castle Office, Milford on Sea, St Barbe Museum and Waterstones, Lymington.
NEW PRODUCTS – I have ventured into producing new products featuring my work this year. These include a Hurst Castle Tea Towel, Keyholders, Coasters, Children’s mugs and Glass boats.
COMMISSIONS – I welcome commissions and I am happy to discuss your individual ideas for original artwork.