Stephen Warnes -
I was born and lived until I was 18 in North East Lancashire, UK, a 19th century cotton
mill town set against dramatic moorlands. The first paintings I got to know well were
those of the often technically brilliant Victorian painters, works exhibited in the
municipal galleries of the towns and cities of Northern England. As I studied further I
absorbed the main ideas of the pivotal movements of the 20th century - Abstraction,
Expressionism, Surrealism. Studying the History & Theory of Art at University I got a first
in the module on British Romantic Art & Poetry.
16 in 1967, I passed right through the
huge and amazing heart of the sixties and my work was influenced by Pop Art and the vivid
use of colour in that era.
Having been through all this, I have developed my own unique
vision and am trying to push my painting forward through the next century, towards the
New Age. For 10 years now I have been living again in Cumbria where I can plug into
mainstream inspiration. ALBION sleeps lighly here, where the earthforce is still strong
amongst spiritual wide open spaces.
In the region that has inspired as many great artist and poets as any other on Earth, I feel
The artist welcomes commissions and should be contacted for further
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