Beach Scene by Stephen Abela
Abela’s work could cheekily be captioned as ‘’Painting the high life and other scenes of pleasure.’’ A slight variant on Slim Aarons quote: “painting attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places” almost sums it up. His painting is based on various sources, from vintage postcards, holiday photos, to film stills or a personal bank of images. His particular interest in beach, pool and summer references allows Stephen Abela to play with an impressionist type colour palette unlike some Venetian and Baroque paintings. Drawn to depictions of leisure and on the other-hand to nostalgia, his paintings are an intersection between these two subjects. Since 2004, Abela lives and works in London.
Stephen Abela’s work is published in Cercle magazine #5 Oceans.
Artist’s website: www.StephenAbela.com
© Stephen Abela