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"Traditional painting at its best" Peter Cherry, Trinity College, Dublin.

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About the Artist

Stuart Morle was born in Formby, near Liverpool. He studied Fine Art at the Central School of Art & Design (Central St. Martins) in London from 1979-82 . On completing his degree course and having won an Italian government scholarship he went to live in Siena, Italy in the summer of 1982.

After buying and restoring a small property in the Chianti area he began to establish himself as a portrait painter working for both British and Italian clients. In 1996 he was commissioned to portray the Princess Royal for the 90th anniversary celebrations of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.) London. In early 2000 he moved to Ireland where his works sell well at Whyte's Irish art auctions, held quarterly at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Since 2010, Stuart Morle has lived in Lisbon and, more recently in Durham, England. He continues to paint on private commission and also for auction in Ireland.

"My approach to painting is based on a reinterpretation of traditional forms applied to contemporary life, in which I use both traditional and modern methods to arrive at the final image. Modernism and abstraction have avoided the challenges of illustrating the realism of contemporary life, whereas traditional painting is a continual source of inspiration and ideas which I aim to express in my own work."

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