Olivia Stanton British, b. 1949

Olivia Stanton, trained at Byam School of Art (now part of Central Saint Martins), London from 1973-77. Olivia's work is sophisticated and visually stunning.  The authority of Olivia's work transmits from an astonishingly matt paint surface, the matt surface exudes a calm that draws the viewer in to take a closer look. The colour and control are sure and confident, these are pieces that get better and better and just keep on giving and will last the test of time. 

 

"Olivia Stanton studied painting in the early 1970s at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London and has exhibited regularly since then in Britain and France. Her work is landscape-based, but betrays a leaning towards abstraction which tightens the structure of her paintings substantially. This, coupled with a sophisticated understanding of colour used both descriptively and decoratively, accounts for the strength of her work. She draws with lyrical precision and has a real feeling for paint"

Andrew Lambirth, The Spectator.

 

"Olivia Stanton has exhibited regularly in England and France since she left the Byam Shaw School of Art in London in the Seventies. Although her paintings are always based on particular places and views - here and there one can distinguish a row of trees, the curve of a road or fence, even a dustbin - they are essentially abstractions, and glimpses of recognisable features of the landscape are rare. These are skilfully controlled paintings. The colour is rubbed on and no brushstrokes are visible, but they are given a wild sense of movement through the abstract shapes themselves. With a particularly subtle deployment of colour, sometimes sombre, sometimes brilliant, the artist creates a variety of different moods."

The Week