Steve PratchettIn Acrylics, Oils
Steve Pratchett was trained in Art at Trent Park College, London, from 1967-1971, specialising in perspex sculpture and painting. Following primary school teaching, he became Senior Lecturer in Art & Design at the University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth from 1985 – 2009. Over recent years he has been working predominantly in oil pastel because of its directness as a medium.
“If painting seems to be the complete of all pictorial techniques, then pastel is certainly the most direct. No instrument as the brush, knife or palette interferes between the artist’s gesture and his work.” (Goetz)
His fascination has always been with light and shadow. He tries to capture the drama and mood that light creates in a landscape and still life studies, including reflections and refractions of light on water and through translucent and transparent objects. Another of his preoccupations is with ‘local colour’. Hence, a still life study of a bowl of fruit becomes a fascinating investigation of myriad, subtle surface colour changes, which are often brought about by the juxtaposition of objects and colours reflecting off surrounding surfaces within the environment in which the study is set.
Currently, he lives on the Bere Peninsula in the Tamar Valley in Devon, where he is a member of the ‘Drawn to the Valley’ group of artists (www.drawntothevalley.co.uk). Being designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is an inspiration for many of his landscapes. He exhibits his work with Beckford Fine Arts and his most recent exhibition was at the Guildhall in Bath and he is a feature artist for Pentel.
His work is available as original oil pastels, limited edition Giclée prints (framed and unframed) and greeting cards.
Giclée fine art prints come in two editions:
• Limited Premier Edition (same size as the original)
• Limited Edition (smaller size than the original, approximately A3)
The Giclée prints are produced from a high-resolution fine art scan and printed on 310gsm archival paper using light resistant, pigment based inks by Heard Design Artist’s Printmakers of Tavistock. Archival pigmented ink is used in Giclée printing because digital printing process and fade resistance is a concern when printing digitally. This new technology eliminates problems with traditional print reproduction methods of colour longevity. Hence, fine art Giclée prints are much higher quality and more expensive than those produced on computer printers.
Acrylics and oils artist
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