STUART THORN FCSD
Born in Bude and apart from student days in London, has lived all his life on the north coast of Cornwall. He was fortunate to study Fine Art at Redruth and Falmouth Schools of Art at a period of great international significance, with lectures from artists from the St Ives School including Terry Frost and Denis Mitchell. Although he went on to become a successful graphic designer, their influence and inspiration fuelled a life-long love of painting.
My landscapes are an interpretation of the elements I observe. Sketches and paintings are executed in the studio from memory and brief on-the-spot notations. In this sense they are 'abstract'-not direct renditions of the subject. I absorb impressions and note down the colours, shapes and overall effects. In the paintings that evolve in the studio I am concerned to capture the essential character, rhythm and formal relationship of landscape and not accurate detail.