from Saturday 3rd March to Friday 30th March 2007 

Land and Seascapes by Stewart Semple 

Open Tuesday – Saturday 

9am to 5pm

Wivenhoe Business Centre, Brook Street, Wivenhoe, Essex CO7 9DP 

Tel: 01206 822333

About C.S.SEMPLE Dip Arch., R.I.B.A.


Stewart Semple trained as an architect at Glasgow School of Art and Thames Polytechnic. He worked in architecture from 1947 until 1994, and since then has concentrated on painting.

In recent years his work has mostly involved the largely flat landscapes of Australia and East Anglia and their seas. In a search for the mood of a landscape, the work has concentrated on colour and line and that has simplified form. This has been assisted by the demarcation of the horizon of the subjects, where, even if the horizon is not discernible, the contours of the land, the surf of the waves, and the layers of the clouds reflect it. 

Generally, the works begin as watercolour sketches, painted quickly at the site, usually in the pen or from a vehicle, train or aircraft.  The finished works, in oil on board or canvas, are painted with thin layers of colour layered over one another.    

Some samples of Stewart Semple’s work




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