July 26th, 2020


ARTIST: Stephen Gardner, United States

ARTIST STATEMENT: I started this project during COVID19 lockdown, I’m attempting to paint a portrait of everyone I know as a way of dealing with the separation we all feel. I paint one portrait each morning in a 90 minute session before I start working on other assignments.

MEDIA: Gouache and graphite
SURFACE: Beta Series- Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Surface

ABOUT THE ARTIST: English-born but living in the US since 1989, Stephen Gardner is a professional illustrator and educator. Stephen recently moved to Savannah, GA to teach full time at SCAD after spending 30 years living in New York. Stephen has illustrated over 250 book covers and have worked in the editorial and advertising markets for both American and European clients.

@gardnerstp (Instagram)


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