Stephanie Fuller is an artist, both Australian and British, who paints scenes that evoke human emotions. Her expressionistic style is concerned with the Human Condition and our relationship to the natural world. Stephanie studied painting, drawing and sculpture in London in the 80s and has been exhibiting ever since. The artists artworks are in private and museum collections.
In March 2021 the artists began collaborating on NFTs. Then in June 2021 the artist began creating NFTs with the intent of minting her full Catalogue Raisonné of artwork on the blockchain. In September 2022 Stephanie began creating NFTs using artificial Intelligence and her paintings.
In November 2022 Stephanie moved into her dream studio above Walmer Castle Pub in Deal. With a lick of white paint the grand old Victorian function room has been transformed into a contemporary artist's studio where the artist works and hosts Open Studios and Painting workshops.
Use my beacons to connect with my NFTs and Social Media.
The New Work
Until End December 2022
This series is the culmination of the work I began in lockdown, when I went on the beach during my one hour exercise time and painted the clouds in an emotional rather than a photographic way.
I worked fast basing my original ideas on looking at the sea and the sky and painted quickly getting out the emotions I had on the day.
My life has been in great turmoil over the past few years so emotionally every day is very different for me. Being able to express the emotions in paint relieves my soul. It gives me the freedom to refresh and recharge each day. I hope that looking at this work feeds people souls and opens up a freedom from within.
This series is composed of 12 works ranging from small to large watercolours.
Working on this series has allowed me to really open up to brand new ideas and has given me access to a whole new set of techniques and brought a freedom to my work that is invigorating.
Freedom will be Open until the end of December 2022.
ABOUT STEPHANIE FULLER
Fuller studied painting, drawing and sculpture at Bath Academy, Norwich Life Room and Wimbledon School of Art where she developed her technical skills. Her early childhood development by the sea in a remote part of Western Australia gave the artist a sense of the natural world and her place in it that would be impossible to know now. Most of the artist’s work revolves around eco awareness, bringing people back to nature and making them aware that we are animals and all connected.
Fuller has exhibited and been collected by museums and private collectors around the world for the last three decades. In a strange turn of fate one of her large paintings was lost in the recent fires in Australia.
Prior to moving to Deal in 2019, the artist lived and painted in Mollymook three hours south of Sydney on the coast. Fuller's paintings were of the beaches, whales, islands and vineyards of her local surrounds.
Then the Pandemic happened and there is a mind shift. Fullers work has matured into a Post Abstract style, combining abstraction and realism.
From 1990 until 2005 I was primarily a sculptor. Working in plaster, ceramic, wax, bronze and stainless steel, my early work was figurative. My sculptures were in an exhibition at Pangolin Gallery in London in July 2022.
White Cliffs of Dover Wildflowers
While hiking up the white cliffs at Kingsdown Leas I came across this beautiful white house and wonderful wildflowers.
There seemed to be something particularly awesome about the scene. I felt amazing as though the air had a magical spell over me and I could breath in this beauty. Naturally I wanted to paint the scene and the feeling....
I am interested in creating genre scenes with wildlife and climate change as the subject. Bringing together historical art references to a modern phenomenon. Genre paintings often had a moral tale and and underlying sense of doom for at least one of the characters.
Before the world changed
My work has been in museum and gallery exhibitions, art fairs and sculpture parks in Australia, England and California.
I trained as an artist in London in the 80s and have consistently exhibited since my first group exhibition in 1990.
Traveling and living around the world has meant being involved in the arts in a variety of ways, including being involved in the launch of Modern Painter magazine in the 80's, running an annual lecture at the TATE, publishing an online art magazine, owning and running an art gallery, becoming an art consultant and art valuer, creating a sculpture park.
Life is long and there are so many aspects to all the things we do after decades of work. This year has been, as it has for many creatives, my most productive. I've surpassed my 2014 record of over 60 art works and produced over 100 paintings and drawings last year.
Then the Pandemic Hit
Like everyone I felt bewildered and discombobulated. So I returned to what I knew. I painted the south East of England and France from an aerial perspective and allowed my mind to wander. I live in Deal, Kent, near the centre of this painting.
The odd course of the virus is not unlike the patterns moving across this picture plane.
As with most of my large paintings this work is sold.
PAINT & PINOT
LOCAL ARTIST CREATES FUN ART EVENTS IN HER DREAM STUDIO ABOVE A PUB IN DEAL
Local Kent artist Stephanie Fuller recently moved into her dream studio in Deal. Which seemed opportune as the artist had been hearing from friends in Australia about a new art craze she thought would be perfect for Deal art lovers. After a few licks of white paint the elegant old function room above the Walmer Castle Pub in Deal is the perfect venue for Stephanie’s “Paint& Pinot” classes.
Wednesday Evenings 5.30 - 7.30 pm
£40 pp (2 hrs)