Exhibition Essay

Devon a small collection

 

Devon, green and wild, glorious and beautiful. The largest county in the South West. Its coastline follows the English Channel to the south and the Bristol Channel to the north.

Landscape and seascape artist Richard Stanley lives and works in Devon. He paints in the en plein air tradition and can often be found on a Devon beach fulfilling his fascination with the ever-changing effects of weather and light. His often semi-abstract windswept Devon paintings have attracted an ever growing band of collectors and admirers of original art, who keenly await and anticipate new exhibitions of work.

"Walking in the countryside or coastline around my home in Devon provides wonderful sources of inspiration for much of my paintings. My subjects are usually places I know well, that I visit often. This collection of paintings depicts an intimacy with the county in which I live.”

(Richard Stanley, 2008)

Stanley’s paintings are a representation of Devon, but more than that, they are his emotional response this county. The spontaneity of working outside, forces him to work quicker to capture the immediacy of the moment. Often work will be pinned down from the wind by rocks or other objects to hand.

“My method of painting is often physical demanding, I paint with great energy, the vigorous movements of my body are emulated in my paintings, my whole body is engaged in the action of painting as I move around the painting as a dancer might move around a stage.”

(Richard Stanley, 2008)

Stanley’s work often deals with themes of isolation, remote areas of the countryside, or a deserted beach where human presence has had minimal impact on the landscape. These tempestuous places where the elements sculpt the landscape are a great inspiration.

Information on Purchasing and delivery of Original Paintings

 

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<br />
Warm Summers Breeze, Sitting in the Dunes.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 73 x 55cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£1225<br />
Warm Summers Breeze, Sitting in the Dunes.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 73 x 55cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£1225
<br />
Lapping Tide, River Avon, Bantham.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 31.5 x 32 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£595<br />
Lapping Tide, River Avon, Bantham.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 31.5 x 32 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£595
<br />
Salcombe Harbour.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 30.4 x 23.3 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£495<br />
Salcombe Harbour.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 30.4 x 23.3 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£495
<br />
Start Point Lighthouse, Towards the English Channel.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 23.8 x 35 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£550<br />
Start Point Lighthouse, Towards the English Channel.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 23.8 x 35 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£550
<br />
Three boats, Outer Hope.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 29.1 x 22.4 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£450<br />
Three boats, Outer Hope.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 29.1 x 22.4 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£450
<br />
Towards Burgh Island Through Whistling Jacks.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 30.9 x 37.1 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£525<br />
Towards Burgh Island Through Whistling Jacks.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 30.9 x 37.1 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£525
<br />
Towards Burgh Island through Cow Parsley, Bantham. <br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper, <br />
Image Size - 31.8 x 31.8 cm, <br />
Glazed and Framed, <br />
£475<br />
SOLD<br />
Towards Burgh Island through Cow Parsley, Bantham.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 31.8 x 31.8 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£475
Sold
<br />
Waters edge, River Avon, Bantham.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 39 x 34.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£525<br />
SOLD<br />
Waters edge, River Avon, Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 39 x 34.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£525
Sold
<br />
From North Sands Salcombe to Sunny Cove.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 37.7 x 28.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£475<br />
SOLD<br />
From North Sands Salcombe to Sunny Cove.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 37.7 x 28.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£475
Sold
<br />
Walking up the tideline, Bantham.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 47 x 36.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£650<br />
Walking up the tideline, Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 47 x 36.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£650
<br />
Sailing on Turquoise water, Start Bay.<br />
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 40 x 26.2 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£625<br />
SOLD<br />
Sailing on Turquoise water, Start Bay.
Original Acrylic Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 40 x 26.2 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£625
Sold
<br />
Blue Sea, Start Point.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 30.5 x 24 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£425<br />
SOLD<br />
Blue Sea, Start Point.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 30.5 x 24 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£425
Sold
<br />
Bantham Sunshine.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 29.7 x 23.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£395<br />
SOLD<br />
Bantham Sunshine.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 29.7 x 23.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£395
Sold
<br />
Bantham Tideline.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 31.7 x 37 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£495<br />
SOLD<br />
Bantham Tideline.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 31.7 x 37 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£495
Sold
<br />
Towards Hallsands from Start Point.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 43.5x 32.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£550<br />
SOLD<br />
Towards Hallsands from Start Point.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 43.5x 32.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£550
Sold
<br />Beach huts, Saunton Sands.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 32.5 x 25 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£395<br />
SOLD<br />
Beach huts, Saunton Sands.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 32.5 x 25 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£395
Sold
<br />Glistening light Salcombe Estuary.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 28 x 38 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£475<br />
SOLD<br />
Glistening light Salcombe Estuary.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 28 x 38 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£475
Sold
<br />Hope Cove.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 44 x 32.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£550<br />
Hope Cove.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 44 x 32.5 cm,

Glazed and Framed,
£550
<br />Sailing by, Salcombe Estuary.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 65 x 50.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£895<br />
SOLD<br />
Sailing by, Salcombe Estuary.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 65 x 50.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£895
Sold
<br />
Across the River Avon, Bantham.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 36.7 x 35.2 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£525<br />
SOLD<br />
Across the River Avon, Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 36.7 x 35.2 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£525
Sold
<br />Thurlestone Sands, Through Cow Parsnip.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 74 x 55 cm, <br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£895<br />
SOLD<br />
Thurlestone Sands, Through Cow Parsnip.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 74 x 55 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£895
Sold
<br />Towards the Horizon, Start Point.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 53 x 40 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£525<br />
SOLD<br />
Towards the Horizon, Start Point.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 53 x 40 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£525
Sold
<br />Start Point Lighthouse.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 54 x 73 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£895<br />
Start Point Lighthouse.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 54 x 73 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£895
<br />Summer Storm Over Skerries, Start Point.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 45 x 45 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£495<br />
SOLD<br />
Summer Storm Over Skerries, Start Point.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 45 x 45 cm,

Glazed and Framed,
£495
Sold
<br />
Looking south from Grimspound, Dartmoor.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 35.7 x 30.2 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£475<br />
Looking south from Grimspound, Dartmoor.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 35.7 x 30.2 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£475
<br />Devon gorse towards Lundy. <br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 25 x 25 cm, <br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£350<br />
SOLD<br />
Devon gorse towards Lundy.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 25 x 25 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£350
Sold
<br />It feels like the first day of summer. Bantham.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 49 x 49 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£695<br />
SOLD<br />
It feels like the first day of
summer. Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 49 x 49 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£695
Sold
<br />Heavy Rain, Start Bay.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 55 x 55 cm, <br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£795<br />
SOLD<br />
Heavy Rain, Start Bay.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 55 x 55 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£795
Sold
<br />Towards burgh island, Bantham. <br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 42.5 x 32.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£450<br />
Towards burgh island, Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 42.5 x 32.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£450
<br />Lapping Tide, Bantham.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 43 x 34.5 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£550<br />
SOLD<br />
Lapping Tide, Bantham.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 43 x 34.5 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£550
Sold
<br />Towards Hartland Point, Saunton Sands.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 73 x 54 cm, <br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
NOT FOR SALE<br />
Towards Hartland Point, Saunton Sands.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 73 x 54 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
Not For Sale
<br />Sun Drenched Trees Overlooking the English Channel.<br />
Original Oil Painting On Paper,<br />
Image Size - 40 x 31 cm,<br />
Glazed and Framed,<br />
£395<br />
SOLD<br />
Sun Drenched Trees Overlooking the
English Channel.
Original Oil Painting On Paper,
Image Size - 40 x 31 cm,
Glazed and Framed,
£395
Sold