As a prize-winning professional fine artist for the past 28 years Stephen Lewis Gilmore has exhibited his work both locally and in London, Switzerland, Canada and Sweden.
He specialises in traditional oil, acrylic and watercolour and painting techniques.
Stephen Lewis Gilmore also enjoys a reputation for being a first class specialist in pen and ink techniques and has worked as an artistic consultant to schools and colleges in Wiltshire, UK.
In 2016, one of Stephen Lewis Gilmore's original semi abstract landscape paintings was chosen as the book cover for the anthology of the Brokenborough poets.
The anthology includes the work of National Trust butterfly expert, Matthew Oates and editor of Imppress, John Richardson. There are also poems by Atherton Gray, Liz Carew, David Lukens, Sue Chadd (editor) and Mand Christie.
The poetry book was well received when the contributing poets featured as the guests at Bradford on Avon's Words & Ears event, chaired by Dawn Gorman.
2013 Lecture to the University of the Third Age’s, Faith in Modern Times group, entitled ‘Heart of Chalk’ about the spiritual aspect to Stephen’s landscape paintings.
2012 ‘Hidden Paths’ project. Stephen’s paintings formed the backdrop to poems by poets John Richardson and Katherine T Owen, with Stephen also playing self composed guitar accompaniment. Performed at various UK venues in South West England including at the Bath Literature Poetry event.
2011 Stephen Lewis Gilmore won a Wiltshire Life Award in the category of Artist/Musician of the year.
2010-2011 Various commissions for Wiltshire Life Magazine
2009 Artist Interview on Strawberry Green TV, the `Brewerton Fringe Show`.
2003 Stephen held a retrospective of original artwork in an evening of music, poetry and art at the Swindon Arts Centre.
2003 Represented England in the
`Colours Du Mond` International Art Exhibition, Avenay Val Dor, Champagne,
France. Voted `Best in Show ‘and made `Artist guest of honour of Avenay-Val-d'Or
2002 Featured in an article for Wiltshire Life magazine.
2001 Maison Calder ‘Marniquette’ one man show – Private exhibition.
1998 One man show at the Arts Centre, Swindon – ‘Heart of Chalk’
1997 Art exhibition at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon entitled ‘Heart of Chalk’
1996 Visited Copenhagen Kunst Museum to research and study the work of the 19th Century Scandinavian artists.
1996 One man show at Langmoor Manor, Dorset.
1996 invitation to exhibit at the Norwood Ravenscroft Exhibition at Art Connoisseur Gallery, London.
1996 Art exhibition at the Bell Cliff Gallery at Lyme Regis, Dorset.
1993 Employed as the cartoonist and illustrator for the Richard Watson column in ‘Personal Success Magazine’
1993 Commissioned to create several versions of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ for the Mirror News Group entitled ‘The Van Gogh Factory’.
1993 Underwent a research programme in the Dordogne to study Palaeolithic Art.
1993 Commission for an art reproduction of a Renoir painting (via the agency of Sir Charles Bloomfield)
1992 Research into the work of the Canadian ‘Group of Seven’ Collingwood, Ontario. Studied with and curated an art exhibition at John McCombe Reynolds studio in Toronto, Ontario.
1991 Film for Sky Television, entitled the ‘Louvre in the Terrace’ where Stephen produced paintings to dominate the walls of a Victorian terraced house as if it was a public art gallery.
1991 Art exhibition at ‘L’attitude’ in Geneva.
1990 Sponsored by arts materials company, Rexel Derwent, to give a series of lectures on painting and drawing to Heads of Art colleges nationwide. The company later offered an original Stephen Lewis Gilmore pastel work as the first prize in an art competition.
1991 One Man show at the Alpine Gallery, Mayfair, London.
1989 One man show at St Martins Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.
1986 A mural commissioned for the Designers Gallery, was unveiled by the Mayor of Thamesdown.
1985 Amicon Wright of Stroud, Gloucestershire – commissioned to produce thirty cartoon portraits of Amicon’s staff.
1984 The Royal Institute of Painters in Oil at the Mall Galleries in London. Stephen Lewis Gilmore was the first artist to have an acrylic painting accepted into an exhibition of painters in oil. Dame Peggy Ashcroft remarked very favourably.
1984 invited to exhibit at the Enterprise Gallery Newbury, Berks.
1984 `Gallery 46` in Highworth, Wiltshire, displayed work at the `Country Life` art exhibition.
1984 Wiltshire Conservation Art exhibition at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon – Stephen Lewis Gilmore was voted best in show by conservationist Dr David Bellamy. Dr Bellamy was influenced to paint after looking at Stephen’s work.
1984 Art portrait commission of actress
Diana Dors, auctioned by the BBC for Children in Need; the first time a
painting was auctioned on air at the BBC.
1984 Art portrait commission of the lead actor from West End hit ‘Bugsy Malone’
1982 Andras Kalman director of the Crane Kalman Gallery London stated that Stephen has ‘an unusual and very original vision and is definitely an artist to watch’.
1982 Art commission by the BBC to illustrate Paul Gallico’s book ‘The Little Snowflake’ for Children’s programme Jackanory, narrated by Jeremy Irons.
1981 Prize-winner at Wessex Artists’ Exhibition Southampton Civic Centre Art Gallery – voted one of the top three artists in Wessex.
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