Andrew Stephens

Abstract Art in Acrylics or Gouache

Rejecting an early career in the arts, albeit studying photography at Plymouth School of Art, Andrew maintained a long term interest in modern art and design. In retirement he now concentrates on painting and photography. After returning to Europe from working in East Africa and the Middle East, Andrew set up a studio in Gascony, South West France but recently moved to Tavira.


‘Seascape’ Acrylic on board 68 x 68 cms © Andrew Stephens

His art is abstract, usually acrylic or gouache on canvas or board. Influenced by the abstract expressionists and colour field painting, his paintings have developed as an emotional and intellectual response to the landscape and surroundings.

“Salt in many colours“ Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cms

‘Salt in many colours’ Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cms © Andrew Stephens

The colombarded medieval houses and the great Landes forest of Gascony have been a prime influence, but now the sea, salt and Ria Formosa provide a new stimulus to create abstracts that vary from large to small, colourful yet simple but sometimes challenging.

'The instability of modulation' Acrylic on paper 39 x 29 cms

‘The instability of modulation’ Acrylic on paper 39 x 29 cms © Andrew Stephens

Andrew welcomes commissions, his work can be found in England, France and Portugal. Work can be bought direct from the artist.

Contact Information


Phone: (+351) 281 400 809

 (+33) 6 73 71 75 59

You can view more of his work via his gallery here. Click on any of the images to start the slideshow.

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