About

Stephanie Fuller

Hi I am Stephanie Fuller and I am announcing Today that I am Opening my Art Studio Every Saturday in Deal, Kent.
So this is what I am asking you to do.
Consider meeting an artist in her studio and watching the latest painting develop in front of you. Browse through paintings of Deal Pier and our beautiful sea and skies and wildflowers.
If you are interested in beautiful art about the local environment come along I'd love to meet you.
So I've been around for a long time. I've been in the studios of legends, artists like Henry Moore, Patrick Heron, John Piper, Rose Wylie, Maggie Hambling, Leon Kossoff and Many more. And I've been an art dealer with my own gallery for two decades. What was important about being involved with group exhibitions and Art Fairs during those years for me was the energy involved in that experience. The same kind of energy we all enjoy during SEAS and SEOS in June. I'm looking forward to being a part of these events as well.
Come along to the LAUNCH on Saturday 22nd May between 10.30 am - 3.30 pm and enjoy a personal art experience. Or any other Saturday of the year!

Your Invited 🎉

STEPHANIE FULLER ARTIST OPEN STUDIO
Saturday 29th May 2021
10.30 - 3.30
36 Nelson St, Deal Kent CT14 6DR


ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

Stephanie Fuller is an artist, both Australian and British, recently moved back permanently to the UK. Her expressionistic style is concerned with the Human Condition and our relationship to the natural world. Fuller studied painting, drawing and sculpture at Bath Academy, Norwich Life Room and Wimbledon School of Art where she developed her technical skills. But her late husband, Peter Fuller, was the inspiration for the development of a rounded interest in ideas and a passion for beauty and the importance of culture. 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. Her creatures are people and her people are creatures. 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.

Fuller has also been fortunate to visit many artists’ studios over the years including members of the Bomberg School, Leon Kossoff and Roy Oxlade.  The drawing skills and teachings of David Bomberg, and his idea of the "spirit in the mass" getting beyond appearances to the intuitive essence of a subject, has been a journey the artist is on and will continue to develop in her work.

Stephanie Fuller has exhibited and been collected by museums and private collectors around the world for the last three decades.

 

 

The Screenplay, "Modern Art" by Laurence Fuller, includes elements of Stephanie Fuller’s early life and career. The Screenplay is winning awards and has been a finalist in many film festivals around the world.

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Fuller has worked in the arts industry in Britain and Australia for the last forty years. During this time Stephanie Fuller has exhibited professionally as an artist, published an online art magazine, edited several books on art, founded and run a not-for-profit art foundation and organised lectures and published pamphlets of lectures by people who are experts in their fields within the arts internationally. These lectures were held at institutions such as The Tate Galleries (London, Liverpool and St Ives), The Slade School of Fine Art and The Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Stephanie Burns Sculpting

As a professional artist Stephanie has won a number of awards and produced art works for twenty-two solo exhibitions and over eighty group exhibitions in Britain, California and Australia. Stephanie has been a finalist in major prizes such as the Fleurieu Art Prize, the Blake prize, Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London and art fairs in London and throughout Australia. As an art lecturer Stephanie taught at the National Art School in Sydney.

Stephanie Fuller (nee Burns) is a Valuer for The Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program and a Life Member of the National Press Club in Canberra, Australia.

 Stephanie Burns

In 2001 Stephanie Fuller set up one of Canberra’s premier galleries, Stephanie Burns Fine Art. Exhibiting the Artist's works alongside Australian and British contemporary artists and European Master Prints.

In 2008 the gallery closed it’s doors and remained online only while Stephanie spent most of her time in her studio painting for exhibitions around Australia and in London.

In 2013 when the doors were open again in New South Wales.

The focus of the new gallery space was Stephanie’s own paintings and European Master Prints.

Stephanie Burns painting

As the artist had taken advantage of the time out of the gallery cycle of monthly exhibitions to re develop her own practice, her clientele grew and in 5 years Stephanie sold 150 of her own paintings in the gallery and exhibitions around Australia. Developing series of paintings around particular themes;

Migaloo the White Whale - A series of 25 paintings aimed at raising the awareness of the need to stop Japanese Whaling in the Southern Oceans by focusing on one famous individual whale. Absolutely thrilled when the whaling stopped, sadly it has started again, Stephanie turned her attention to highlighting the need to save our oceans. Using the whales and other crustacea as metaphors for life and the need to save our oceans.

Stephanie Burns with Migaloo Oil Painting

Flowers - A series of Flowers and Flowering Trees in diverse media, from bronze to highly coloured waxes and oil paintings has been a preoccupation for over 20 years for the artist. Developing a sense of the need to raise awareness of the beauty and need we have for the flora of our planet. To make her message loud and clear stephanie creates giant flowers, all with personalities and many named after women, or characters in classic novels. Attempting to show the world that there is no difference between the different kinds of life on earth. Brining nature into the urban environment and making it larger than life. 

The Moon - Capturing the moon at dusk is a new departure, although the first moon painting was from 2013. Lat year Stephanie was commissioned to do a large moon painting over the sea by a client, since then a new series of paintings of the moon over the sea have come since the artists move to the English Seaside earlier this year. The Thanet light often remembered by her grandmother in childhood stories, has been a revelation.

The Sea - From Australia to California to the UK, Stephanie has been painting the sea from many view points and in all it's colours and moods for 10 years. The series is diverse and vast. Encapsulating the hedonism of beach goers to uninhabited islands off the shore and the craggy rock-pools where young life begins it's journey into the wider ocean. Brining awareness to the beauty of the nature around our land masses is the aim behind the paintings. The artist wants the viewer to gasp at the incredibleness of our world and understand that we need to protect it, before it is gone. The hope is that although these paintings are of our time, they will not be depicting places that are unrecognisable in 100 years from now.

Refugees - This is a new series of paintings about the plight of refugees and how we treat people who have nowhere to go. 

In 2017/18 Stephanie spent a year in Los Angeles preparing for and exhibiting in Elysium Verto - Paradise is Changing.

In 2019 Stephanie emigrated back to the UK, once again joining the British and European Art World. In the UK Stephanie is known professionally as Stephanie Fuller, the first name the artist exhibited under. In 2020, Stephanie reverted back to her previous married surname Fuller, from Burns, her maiden name.

 

The Need For Change

The current extraordinary fire and weather events in Australia are hitting home to Stephanie the need for change. Having started her career as an artist talking about the death of her family in a car accident, making sculptures about mortality and nature morte. Stephanie moved into painting 20 years ago, after a number of years painting the sea, moved into the subject of saving the ocean and it's creatures.

Stephanie's eco awareness paintings gained such popularity with art collectors that all of them were sold. All her paintings created between 2010 and 2018 are in private collections around the world. 

Sadly though some have been lost in the current fires in Australia, as clients homes have been burnt to the ground. 

On the 3rd December as the first mega fires started to ravage Koala populations in Australia Stephanie began her large painting of Koalas and bushfire. This was a devastating subject and very difficult to paint on an emotional level. Stephanie is a dual national both Australian and British, and has lived her adult life between the two countries. 

Koalas and Bushfires Painting by Stephanie Burns

Recently returned permanently to the UK the artist is watching in horror as 2 billion animals are now estimated by scientists at Sydney University to have died in the fires so far. Being an expat gives Stephanie the opportunity to speak about the horrors of climate change on the environment from a personal perspective. 2000 types of animals from Australia were on the Endangered List prior to the fires. Now so many more will be upgraded or added to that list after just one fire season.

Stephanie is in a unique position in the UK to be able to bring awareness from personal experience to an International audience here in the UK and abroad of the power of art and beauty to move people to change.

 

Stephanie Burns

 

 

Stephanie Fuller

1962

Born Perth, Australia

1982

Moved to London

1994

Moved to Sydney

2018

Moved to Los Angeles

2019

Moved to UK

Studied

1983

Heatherleys School of fine Art

1984

With John Wonnacott and John Lessore - Norwich School of Art

1986-87

Bath Collage  - Art Foundation

1988-90

Wimbledon School of Art

Awards

1997

Fisher's Ghost Art Award (Highly Commended), Cambelltown Arts Centre

2009

Waverley Art Prize – Open Prize and Works on Paper Prize

2010

Waverley Art Prize – Acrylic Prize

2011

Goulburn Art Award (Highly Commended)

Exhibitions

1990

Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath, United Kingdom

1993

London Art Fair, Beaux Arts Gallery, United Kingdom

Bath Art Fair, Beaux Arts Gallery, United Kingdom

1994

Summer show, Royal Academy of Arts, London, United Kingdom

Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1995

Perth Art Fair, Delaney Gallery, Perth, Australia

Delaney Gallery, Perth, Australia

1996

Recent sculpture, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Art Fair (ACAFS), Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Flagging the Republic, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1997

Anon, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin, Sydney, Australia

Martin Hanson Memorial Art Award, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Australia

Blake Prize for Religious Art, State Library of NSW, Sydney, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Tewantin, Qld, Cathedral of St Paul, Melbourne, Australia

Coventry Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1998

Towards the Baroque, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Art Fair (ACAFS), Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1999

Still life, King St Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Stained Glass Windows Competition, 25 Feb-25 Mar, St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia

2000

Sculpture by the sea, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Australian Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU Canberra, Australia

Floriade, Canberra Tourisms Spring Festival, Canberra, Australia

Collage, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2001

10 Years: a survey of sculptures and collages, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia

Small Wonders, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2002

Melbourne Art Fair (ACAFS), Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Australia

Sculpture 2002, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Campbelltown, Australia

2003

Annual sculpture exhibition, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2004

The Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia

The Sydney Affordable Art Fair, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Sydney, Australia

2005

Brisbane Art Fair, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia

Great Australian male and others, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia

2007

Reflections, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Canberra, Australia

Telstra Art Show, Gundaroo, Australia

Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Australia

2008

It’s the small things that count, Defiance Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009

Waverley Art Prize, Bondi Road Art School, Sydney, Australia

2010

Hedonism, The Depot Gallery, Danks St, Waterloo, Sydney, Australia

Orion Sculpture Park and Gardens, Yass, Australia

Liverpool City Art Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition 2010, Sydney, Australia

Waverley Art Prize, Bondi, Australia

2011

Goulburn Art Award, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Australia

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition 2010, Sydney, Australia

Living with Water, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Orion Sculpture Park and Gardens, Yass, Australia

2012

The Millinery Works Ltd, Islington, London, United Kingdom

Views and visions: Landscape paintings, Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Australia

2013

Fleurieu Art Prize Finalist, The Fleurieu Peninsula, Australia

Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Australia

Hunters Hill Art Exhibition 2013, Sydney, Australia

Many a mile over land and sea, Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Nowra, Australia

Migaloo the white humpback whale, Depot II Gallery, Dank St, Waterloo, Australia

2014

The English Paintings, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Milton NSW, Australia.

Beach scenes, Tallwood, Mollymook, Australia

Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Art Centre, Australia

2015

Oil Paintings and Beach Scenes, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Milton NSW, Australia.

2016

Put Some Colour In Your Life, Hollywood LA, California, USA. Film project.

Au revoir, Stephanie Burns Fine Art, Milton NSW, Australia

2018

Elysium Verto – Paradise is Changing, Los Angeles, CA, United States

2020

Modern Art, Film Script by Laurence Fuller, Shortlisted Finalist in 27 Film Festivals Worldwide, Winner of the Best Adapted Screenplay Award at the Burbank International Film Festival