Stephen Pitchforth

My paintings are abstracts in watercolour and pastel, and cityscapes in oils.

The abstract mosaics comprise up to ten thousand painted marks, identical in size but enormously varied in colour. They require strict periods of up to twenty hours in the studio, spread over three days, painting in total silence. The result is a fascinating, intricate image that is simultaneously a record of its own creation.

The column paintings explore the energy of repeated colour sequences, or ’Colour Rhythms’, and often reflect the overtones of impermanence in the colours of autumn, or in the oxidisation of metal.

The cityscapes capture the noise and energy of the city – the lights and reflections – the traffic – and also the sense of paths converging and then diverging for ever.


Work for sale
Framed paintings from £150 - £500. Unframed paintings from £50 Payment by bank transfer.

Visiting information
Parking for three cars on drive, or three minutes walk from Cranleigh Common

Place to eat
Cranleigh is a five minute walk, and has a good selection of cafes and small restaurants.

Transport Details
Trains from Portsmouth to Waterloo, stopping at Guildford every 30 minutes. Arriva bus 53 from Guildford to Cranleigh at 20-min intervals. Arriva bus 63 to Horsham at hourly intervals.

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Stephen Pitchforth

Elm Tree Cottages, The Common, Cranleigh GU6 8NS, UK

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