Stephen Palmer b. 1959

Stephen Palmer is a painter of landscape and light with a distinctive modern style. He uses a strong sense of draughtsmanship and a complex sense of colour, using broad, flat brushstrokes to boldly define his spaces while retaining a sense of grace. Now based in South East London, Stephen studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic.


Exhibitions include at the BP Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal College, the Southbank Centre, the Dulwich Picture Gallery and regularly at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and Hackwood Festival. Stephen has been selected seven times for The Discerning Eye exhibition in London, most recently in 2015, and in 2011 his painting Shooter's Hill, Blackheath was selected by Brian Sewell to win the Betty Hicks prize. He also paints and exhibits in France and won first prizes at the Journee des Peintres at La Flotte-en-Re (2006) and at Loix-en-Re (2008). In November 2015 Stephen had his first solo exhibition at Jenna Burlingham Fine Art.