Artist Profile for Stella     Christchurch

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Stella Full Time Professional


Living near the south of England's coastline and close to the river Stour in Dorset has given me the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the land and sea of this area, many of my paintings are directly inspired by these views, concentrating on the colour, light and atmosphere, especially observing the intense colours at sunrise and sunset, translating my emotional response onto canvas, giving the viewer an insight into my unique interpretation of the landscape, and a sense of my own personal connection with the subject. The subjects I find inspirational are the sea and the natural world, I enjoy experimenting with mixed media, incorporating natural substances into the work, the colours, textures, and patterns of nature are evident in my paintings, the ideas for my abstract works are inspired by visualizing and creating colour and shape from thought and emotion, the defined lines of modern architecture, the diversity of different cultures seen on travels. I use oils, acrylics and mixed media and paint full time from my studio in Dorset, with the sea, river & New Forest nearby, which is constantly inspiring, I enjoy the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in my work. I take photos of local scenes and also work from sketches. My paintings are in private collections and businesses worldwide, I have completed commissions for collectors in the UK and Abroad. Selected Group Exhibitions: 2002 Mulberry Gallery, Oxford Art Weeks 2004 Bookends Art Exhibition, Christchurch 2005 Bookends Art Exhibition, Christchurch 2005 Bell Fine Art, Winchester 2006 The Art Of Pattern, Southampton City Art Gallery 2006 'View' Lighthouse Gallery, Poole 2007 Gallery in the Square, Usk 2007 CadArts Open The Red House Museum, Christchurch 2008 Gallery in the Square, Usk, Contemporary Seascapes 2008 Red Gate Gallery, London 2008 Galeria de Arte Pintor Samora Barros, Portugal 2008 Gallerie Pedro Ruivo Foundation, Portugal 2008 Gallery in the Square,Usk 2008 La Boheme Gallery Group Exhibition, Colorado 2009 16 - 29 Jan, Frontier Art, IATTDA, Rodeo Dr. Beverly Hills, USA 2009 17 - 28 Jun, IATTDA, 1215 Art Gallery, Windsor, Berkshire Solo Exhibitions: 2007 1 Feb - 18 Mar, Contemporary Landscapes, Highcliffe Castle, Highcliffe


  • Acrylic
  • Mixed Media
  • Oil
  • Other
  • Seascape & Skyscape
  • Not Listed
  • Landscape
  • Animals & Birds
  • Post Impressionism
  • Abstract
  • Realism
  • Impressionism
  • Illustration
  • Semi Abstract


  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 5 Days
  • Prices from £111 to £1300



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3 months ago

Stella was simply amazing to work with, she followed the brief exactly and was in contact with updates regularly. The painting is absolutely stunning and exactly what I wanted. Thank you Stella, Couldn't recommend more!

Bryan Orr

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6 months ago

Very patient and attentive artist. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted and she made some changes midstream that worked much better for me. I'll be using this project for the cover of my new novel Bogie&Bemis. Thanks again, Stella!


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8 months ago

Another beautiful painting from Stella to add to our collection. Second time we’ve asked Stella to do a painting for us and once again it was just as we had wanted it to be, from the detail and accuracy to the colours used. Great communication and progress updates along the way. Thank you very much.


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9 months ago

My boyfriend and I were in Mallorca when we came across his late mum's old boat. This was completely out of the blue so for his 38th birthday I decided to have the photo of him and the boat commissioned as a painting. I am so so happy with the painting Stella has done, it's absolutely beautiful and really captures that emotional moment - I'm very excited to give it to him! Stella was very easy to reach and sent me updates throughout. If you're considering capturing a special moment or landscape I truly recommend her. Thanks very much Stella :)


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1 year ago

This painting is perfect and just what I asked for. Stella kept me informed throughout the process, supported me with welcome advice. I can't recommend her highly enough. I am so very grateful that I chose you as you have made a cherished childhood memory into a permanent long lasting reminder


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1 year ago

Stella is extremely talented and the painting was outstanding and something we’ll treasure forever. It was a gift for my wife to open on the morning of our wedding and it blew her away. Stella recreated the scene of me proposing using photos and descriptions I’d sent to her and was very good with updates once the work was underway. Thank you so much.


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1 year ago

Stella has produced a fantastic painting for me from one of my favourite photographs. Nothing was too much trouble and she kept me updated with progress throughout the process. Highly recommended professional and quality service. Thank you.


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2 years ago

We are so pleased with the painting stella did for us,its beautiful! She communicated regularly with us and kept us updated with the paintings progress. Stella replies very quickly to any questions or requests you may have. Thanks again stella!


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2 years ago

I’m absolutely over the moon with the whole process from start to finish. My husband had a very specific request for his 40th birthday and I had no idea where to start. Once Stella contacted me and I was able to see her beautiful portfolio of work I was immediately put at ease. She remained in regular contact throughout, extremely flexible and open to requests whilst also offering very helpful suggestions demonstrating her knowledge and experience. It felt really personal to be able to see the painting develop over time. The finished piece is absolutely stunning and my husband is totally blown away by it. Couldn’t be happier, thank you so much!


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3 years ago

Stella was brilliantly creative and also accommodating to our preferences, and kept us in touch with updates throughout the painting process. Very excited to hang it now! LL


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3 years ago

Stella is an amazing artist to work with, she communicated her every step along the way with me and listen to everything I had to say and would take it on board. I am so happy with the result of the work she produced for me, and I couldn't recommend anyone else more than her.


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4 years ago

Stella was fantastic to work with throughout. She made sure she understood what we wanted to achieve and she remained constantly in touch during the process to ensure the painting was developing in the way we wanted. We are delighted with the outcome and would definitely recommend Stella to anybody who was looking to commission an artist. Thank you Stella for a great partnership.


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4 years ago

Very pleased with the result. Stella has produced a great piece at a very good price. Kept me involved in the process along the way to ensure the final product was what I wanted. Highly recommended.


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4 years ago

Thank you Stella!! Our painting is absolutely beautiful. Just as I had hoped it would be. Communication was excellent from start to finish, and nothing was a bother. Appreciate your hard work very much!! Thank you.


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4 years ago

Stella was terrific - quick quote, great communication, delivery on time and most importantly I'm thrilled with the painting. Thanks!


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4 years ago

Absolutely superb. Stella took time to understand my brief, was communicative and flexible throughout and delivered a high quality end product well with my given tight timescale. Would heartily recommend Stella to anyone wishing to get a landscape piece of art completed. Thank you so much Stella.


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5 years ago

Stella has created such a beautiful oil painting for our home, we are absolutely delighted with it. She has kept in regular contact with us sending photographs of the painting as it developed. I would highly recommend Stella for any commission work.