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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What our students say

Kieran was very generous and open in answering all our questions about his practice and processes. He was very approachable and had a good way of explaining things clearly.

Gwynne

It was lovely to be back at the school, wonderful to meet more Porthmeor Alumni and Kieran was a brilliant and very knowledgeable tutor. It was also lovely to see Greg again and have the 1-1 session with him.

Gwynne

Courses with Kieran Stiles

Seeing the Light with Kieran Stiles (Recording)

Kieran Stiles

Online Art Courses - All - Oil - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000BFjEtQAL, 31-Jul-2022

When artists talk about light, what do they mean? How does it work, and what does it say? Explore different concepts and methods of representing light in this 2 and a half hour recorded online course led by artist Kieran Stiles.

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Available until 31 Jul - 2.5 hours - £25 Book

Visual Thinking

Kieran Stiles

Art Courses - Mixed Media - Landscape

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Active Instance: a024J00000BGfXBQA1, 23-May-2022

As artists, where do we get ideas from? Who are our artist mentors? And how can we learn how to transform our ideas into action? A new three-day course by Kieran Stiles.

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23 - 25 May - 3 days - £355 Full Request