Kieran Stiles

As a practising artist, I hope that the excitement of learning through the physical experience of drawing and painting is conveyed in my teaching. I like to place different artistic subjects and painting methods in their historical context to illuminate ideas and inspire. Confidence is key when being creative, especially when starting, and feeling in control of the materials is crucial.  

Kieran’s evocative paintings explore the landscape through the limits of representation. Layers of oil are superimposed with fractured marks, dashes and splatters that capture the spirit of a continually changing landscape. Kieran’s paintings begin outside and are then developed and refined in his Oxford studio. Having studied Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art, he has a long-held interest for the beauty and drama of the Cornish coast, and the sub-tropical coasts of the Isles of Scilly. Kieran now lives in the Cotswolds but returns to Cornwall regularly. 

His richly worked paintings have been exhibited widely including Merton College, Oxford University and Browse and Darby, Cork Street, London. His work is held in national and international collections. Most recently, he has been awarded a Visiting Research Fellowship in the Creative Arts at Merton College, University of Oxford. Kieran lectures at The Ashmolean Museum Oxford and at Merton College, Oxford.  

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