Keith Sturgess in his studio

Artist's statement

My current paintings have as their inspiration the Prairie or New Wave Design for contemporary gardens.  This theme is taken from nature using drifts of perennial plants and grasses utilizing repetition and linkage.
The paintings have a low visual point and flat perspective, your eye is directed from the foreground into the painting by using linear and gestural marks, and aspects of abstraction.
Recently l have been Artist in Residence at Sussex Prairie Gardens, the largest Prairie Gardens in Britain. 8 acres of stunning drifts of perennial plants and grasses that create a rich tapestry of colour and texture.
I studied at the London College of Printing and practised as a graphic designer, working in advertising and publishing.
Enrolling as a mature student I graduated in 1994 from West Surrey College of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) degree in fine art.