Floating Saunas in Oslo 2020

Floating Saunas in Oslo 2020
 

 Floating Saunas in Oslo 2020

This painting was inspired by my Christmas cruise of 2019 to Scandinavia. On the quay at Oslo harbour were floating saunas and I could see the back of a couple who were having a great time.

The saunas were advertised on this rack of canoes. When I got home I found out the company was started by a young man who needed a bath! Having been out sailing he was surprised that on arriving in Oslo( a bit mucky) there were no saunas so he decided to provide his own for travelers and revelers.

My couple are having an especially good time having discarded their bathing suits and polished off a bottle of wine.

In the background you will see the Oslo skyline- completely ficticious except for the opera house on the right and the triangular sculpture.

Floating Saunas in Oslo, outline drawing

The sea and an additional Floating Sauna starts to appear.In the summer, they float them out into the harbour and people jump off.

In the harbour

The canoes are added and the crackled quay.After this photograph, I got so involved in the painting I forgot to take more pictures. I can tell you I spent a good deal of time decoration the sauna, finding the loving couple and throwing paint at the skyline.

Finished picture

Floating saunas in Oslo

If you have enjoyed Floating Saunas in Oslo you can see more in the July issue of Surrey Life and visit my exhibition at Denbies Wine Estate from July 19th 2022. Prints are available from £22.

Company Promo Video at Floating Sauna’s in Aker Brygge – Oslo Fjord Spa – YouTube

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Little Gems Collection,Contemporary Art Fair Surrey

Showing this weekend at the Contemporary Art Fair Surrey at Sandown Park. “It’s a Small World” started life as an experiment with gold iridescent paints and heavy gloss mediums. Layers and washes of gold have been applied over the surface. Which has been enhanced with bronze,silver and cadmium red. Look closely, you will see textures and something else…..
I have been delving into surrealism. Following a dream about goats going up the mountainside. I decided the goats deserved their own world. Welcome to pineapple goat world. The pineapple landscape has been created from paper collage which is a painted map of Reigate.
You can see the map more clearly in the leaves of the pineapple. The collage has been applied and then outlined with gold tube lining. The small goats are Toggenberg goats.
“It’s a Small World” is 28x33cm and framed.

If you are curious about the Little Gems Collection- I would love to meet you and answer your questions. I am exhibiting at The Contemporary Art Fair Surrey 2022 this weekend. 4th- 6th March 2022 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey


You can book tickets here SANDOWN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022. Use code SS-COMP for free tickets on Saturday and Sunday or code PV-COMP for the private view this evening. (friday 4th March)

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE OF THE LITTLE GEMS COLLECTION for sale this weekend.

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Surrey Contemporary Art Fair 2022 Little Gems

This year, I have been working on a new collection called Little Gems. Showing this week at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair 2022 I wanted to experiment with new ideas and push my materials further. By making small pictures I have been able to explore more ideas and techniques.
Here is Spirit Faces inspired by a book on Inuit Masks and ceremonies I found in a local book store.
Look closely and you will see scratch marks, this is because this piece started out as an exploration of African Textiles.
Look again at the bottom and you will see textures, these were applied before the idea of Spirit Faces emerged. You will notice that the paint is slightly iridescent. The top textures have been sanded.
I am intrigued by people and cultures and as a kid spent hours in the library reading books on anthropology.
When it was finished, I decided to explore the idea further. Spirit Faces 2 started life on a small piece of oil paper. Using the Sgraffito method I etched in the faces. In this version all the textures are on top. Look closely and you will see glass, gold and iridescence. The paper has been collaged onto canvas board and heavy mediums add more textures onto the surface. The shine comes from the mediums and iridescent gold and copper paints.

If you are curious about the Little Gems Collection- I would love to meet you and answer your questions. I am exhibiting at The Surrey Contemporary Art Fair 2022 this weekend. 4th- 6th March 2022 at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey

You can book tickets here SANDOWN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2022. Use code SS-COMP for free tickets on Saturday and Sunday or code PV-COMP for the private view on Friday evening

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Open Studio in October 2021

I am opening my studio in Epsom again this October.

Open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday the 2nd, Sundays 3rd,10th,17th and 24th of October.

You can buy small original artworks from £12 and larger works from £95-£600.

Click here for more details: Exhibitions

I look forward to meeting you and showing you my work.

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Last chance- Rue’s exhibition 2021 Denbies Dorking

If you missed Open Studios, please come see Rue’s exhibition at Denbies Winery, Dorking RH5 6AA. It’s free entry, free parking, no need to book. Open 10am-5pm till Sunday 27th June.

Last chance to buy from the new collection this summer.

Buy prints,mouse mats and handmade jewellery

Rue is exhibiting with First for Art, open till 4.30pm on Sunday 27th June 2021. Denbies wine estate, London Road, Dorking RH5 6AA. Free entry & parking, cafe and refreshments on site. Open to all. Hope to see you there.

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Rue Stanley Art Studio Open

Rue Stanley Art Studio Open

Visit the Rue Stanley Art studio this week: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th June from 10-6pm

You can purchase from my new collection of paintings + jewellery, mugs, mousemats, prints etc

I have been busy creating new artworks

The address is : Cherrycroft, Tattenham Crescent (opposite house 101). Epsom Downs KT18 5NR.

The Rue Stanley Art studio is easy to find. It is 2 minutes from Epsom racecourse.

Open this week only- 18th & 19th June 2021. 10am-6pm

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In the studio 19th May 2021

18 days to Open studios starts from 6th June 2021

I am delighted to say that Marc the electrician has done a great job! Late starting the carpentry so no storage unit yet….

I decided to move in anyway and have spent some time working on my first project

Varnishing my picture of the Mars Glacier.

I have started a new collage- inspired by the aerial view of glacial fault lines on Mars.

Great news, Sam the carpenter started work today!

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Cherrycroft Studio the build

Built in 3 days

Opens

June 2021

I would like to invite you to my studio which opens June 2021 for 6 days

with the Surrey Artists Open Studio program.

Where you will be able to see the inspiration behind the paintings and gain an insight into my processes.

There will also be an opportunity to purchase paintings,prints and unique handmade jewellery.

Open days: 11-5pm 6th,7th,11th,12th,18th,19th June

Address: Cherrycroft Studio, Cherrycroft, Tattenham Crescent, Epsom KT18 5NR

Booking optional: email-ruestanleyart@gmail.com, or text 07799 626596

Covid safe rules and social distancing will be observed.

New pictures for sale

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Open Studio coming June 2021

I need a new studio… my studio is so small I nearly brained myself with a lamp!

We started in February 21

At the moment it looks like this….

I hope it’s going to look like this, only bigger and with more windows!

What might you see at the studio? Click video for a taster

Antonio Bolivar, actor, tribesman & storyteller

I am opening my new studio with the Surrey Open Studios program from 6th- 19th June.

Opening dates: 6th,7th,11th,12th,18th,19th June 2021.

Cherrycroft,(opposite house no 101)Tattenham Crescent, Epsom KT18 5NR.

Visitor numbers are still limited (due to Govt guidelines) – please email,call or text to book your visit. Text/call: 07799 626596. Email: ruestanleyart@gmail.com. I will be delighted to see you.

Parking is available along Tattenham Crescent, or in the car park at the Tattenhams Beefeater. Coffee, lunch, dinner and toilets are also available at the Beefeater which has wonderful views across the downs.

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