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Isobel Stemp (British)

Isobel Stemp's paintings of north Norfolk saltmarshes, Northumberland beaches and the often wild flower-strewn chalk hills of Oxfordshire – as well as portrayals of the gently undulating, curvilinear, wood-topped Wimpole Way in Cambridgeshire – are distinguished by an exhilarating freshness, subtle vibrancy of colour and dynamically spacious and innovative approaches to structure and composition.

She says, 'both of my parents are artists. My mother taught me all I know about gouache and watercolour, and this early familiarity with art has helped free me of all kinds of myths and preconceptions about painting. In my teens I grew to love Paul Nash's sense of place and love of the land in his paintings of the Wittenham Clumps and his Landscape of the Vernal Equinox. I am deeply inspired by artists such as Vuillard, Matisse and Picasso. Living for fifteen months in Australia, I was struck by the immense spirit of the landscape and moved by the paintings of Sydney Nolan and Fred Williams.'
 
Each of Isobel Stemp's pictures is as much a unique visionary inscape – or personal meditationas it is a landscape or beachscape faithful to the
ever-fluctuating rhythms and subtleties – and abstract harmonies – in the atmosphere of a particular place.

Philip Vann,
Cambridge, October 2016.
(Philip Vann is author of a number of books on modern British and Irish art, and author of the critically-acclaimed Face to Face: British Self-Portraits in the Twentieth Century (2004).)


Isobel Stemp. Daffodils


Daffodils
Acrylic on paper
signed
55 x 74 cm.

£1,600 (framed)


Isobel Stemp. Apricots


Apricots
Gouache on paper
signed

£925 (framed)


Isobel Stemp. Lemons in the Snow


Lemons in the Snow
Gouache on paper
signed

£950


Isobel Stemp. Stiffkey beach, North Norfolk.


Stiffkey beach. North Norfolk.
Acrylic on paper
signed

£850


Isobel Stemp. Stiffkey saltmarsh with flowers (yellow)


Stiffkey saltmarsh with flowers (yellow)
Acrylic on paper
signed

SOLD


Isobel Stemp. Early Evening Spring.


Early evening. Spring.
Acrylic on paper
signed

£1,650



Isobel Stemp. Late summer from Goswick beach


Late summer from Goswick beach
Acrylic on paper
signed

SOLD



Isobel Stemp. September.


September
Acrylic on paper
signed

£1,650



Isobel Stemp. Sand dunes Goswick Beach. Northumberland


Sand dunes on Goswick beach
Acrylic on paper
signed

SOLD



Isobel Stemp. Late Summer.


Late summer
Acrylic on canvas
signed

£2,200



Isobel Stemp. Red Flowers.


Red flowers
Gouache on paper
signed

£850



Isobel Stemp. White Cyclamen



Cyclamen
Acrylic on paper
signed

£1,650



Isobel Stemp. October Flowers.



October flowers
Acrylic on board
signed

£725



Isobel Stemp. Sand dunes and sea from the train.



Sand dunes and sea, viewed from the train. Goswick Northumberland.
Gouache on paper
signed

£450


Isobel Stemp. Autumn on Streatley Hill Oxon



Autumn on Streatley hill. 1
Gouache on paper
signed

SOLD



Isobel Stemp. Autumn on Streatley hill, 2



Autumn on Streatley hill. 2
Gouache on paper
signed

£450


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