Recent paintings by Alfred Stockham ARCA RWA
and his circle:
David Inshaw, Simon Garden, Stewart Geddes,
Stephen Jacobson, George Tute.
Saturday 7 November 2015 – Sunday 28 February 2016
New stock added! See below…
As a painter, an art teacher and a friend, Alfred Stockham has inspired and influenced many artists working today, and this exhibition celebrates his own work and that of his circle. Alfred’s paintings are shown below. To view the work of the other artists in the show please follow links from here.
Film and Talk: Alfred the Great Inspirer!
Friday 29 January 7pm
The new film made by Steve Jacobson and Alex Kirby about the life and work of Alfred Stockham will be shown here on with an introduction by Steve Jacobson and Alfred Stockham.
Tickets: £10 or £25 with buffet celebration afterwards.
Please phone 01308 459511 to book.
A master of the poetic statement, Alfred Stockham paints small jewel-like paintings. Often they have the simplest of structures and yet they convey an emotional and imaginative force that grows stronger over time. His use of colour, shape and composition are based on a lifetime of study. Each painting is the result of hours of contemplation and sometimes radical changes to achieve a work of extraordinary vision.
Alfred Stockham has had a distinguished career. Born in London, he loved painting from his earliest years but he followed the family tradition and spent seven years in the Royal Navy before studying at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal College of Art where he was awarded a Silver Medal. He was a Rome Scholar and Grenada Arts Fellow at the University of York before he arrived in Bristol in 1968 to take up a post as lecturer at Bristol Polytechnic (now the University of the West of England) where he became Head of Fine Art. He left to devote himself to painting full-time. Alfred was elected a full member of the Royal West of England Academy in 1993 and was Honorary Curator of the permanent collection of the RWA from 2001 until he retired. Still painting, his life is constrained now by illness, although he is as witty an
d perspicacious as ever. His work is in public collections throughout Britain and Ireland and in private collections worldwide.
‘Over many years, I have gradually refined my approach to 2D design, aware that true greatness lies in simplicity. My aim is to create an underlying visual dynamic. The poetry of the subject and the poetry of the structure support each other. The real or observed world and the subconscious dream world both play their part to make a painting sing.’ Alfred Stockham
‘Alfred Stockham’s small landscapes are as haunting as ever.’ John Russell Taylor, The Times, reviewing the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
‘Stockham is an accomplished colourist. He can make the oil paint glow like an icon by the subtle and judicious handling of tone… His colour can communicate every nuance of the hour or the season.’ Edward Phelps, Art Critic.
Alfred Stockham has shown his paintings regularly at Sladers Yard since 2008. His work is always available here.
New Alfred Stockham paintings have just arrived and may be viewed below. The gallery has been rehung now that customers have collected works they have bought and it is well worth coming back to look again. Please hover over an image to see its title and details. Click on an image to see it enlarged with caption. Please phone 01308 459511 or email email@example.com to enquire about one of Alfred Stockham’s paintings.