John Stoa - Modern Scottish Colourist

Pink Sofa - Acrylic - 20 x 16ins - 2015
Lady on Sandwood Bay - Acrylic - 12 x 9ins - 2015
Feeling Good - Acrylic - 20 x 16ins - 2008
Summer Colour,still - life Acrylic - 24 x 24ins - 2007
Enjoying the Moment - Acrylic - 16 x 20ins - 2002


John Stoa

John Stoa was born in Dundee, Scotland in 1944 where he commenced his working life in the Dundee Parks Department as a gardener. He also studied crop science at The Scottish Crop Research Institute in Invergowrie Dundee. After getting married he moved south to Sussex. He gained his National Diploma in Horticulture in 1969 at college in Essex, then moved to Worcester to work as a manager on Fox Fruit Farm. In 1972 he returned to parks work and outdoor leisure facilities in Dudley then onto Darlington, and Livingston before returning to Dundee in 2001. John became a full time artist in 1992 when redundancy loomed as the Government began to wind up the Scottish new towns. John worked in Livingston Development Corporation in Landscape and Forestry. John's interest in art was established in early childhood. He is self taught but constantly experiments, and studies the work of other contemporary artists. His subjects have covered town to country, floral to figurative, snow scenes, summer landscapes, boats, Scottish castles and pets. John now tends to paint a reduced range of topics from figure studies to snow scenes, although commission work again extends the range as does work for limited edition prints. John runs art classes and workshops from his Dundee studio and has been publishing limited edition prints throughout his art career, as well as luxury Christmas cards. A recent development has been the establishment of his ever expanding website www.johnstoa.com This shows his paintings and prints, gives information on art classes and art holiday workshops, his latest exhibitions, corporate art commissions, several pages for his art class students paintings, and now John has put numerous pictures of his garden on the site as well as his new allotment garden. The latter is turning out to be a great inspiration for a new painting project.

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John's paintings can be seen at his exhibitions in his studio as well as Roseangle Gallery in Dundee, and other Scottish galleries in Dundee, Glasgow, Blairgowrie, Braemar, Fife, and Forfar and now the Pittenweem Arts Festival in August. Art Collections and Art Commissions 2005 Chest Heart and Stroke Charity Christmas Card 2005 World Wildlife Fund Charity Christmas Card 2004 Edinburgh City Council Christmas Card 2004 Commission from USA Edinburgh Castle at Hogmany wedding gift 2002 Scottish Parliament - purchase of large oil painting, 32,000 Christmas cards and 100 limited editon prints. 2002 St Columbus Hospice - 30,000 charity Christmas cards. 2002 Sophies Steakhouse and Bar - Fulham Road London. 2000 Woods of Perth - Factory commission and artwork for business stationery. 1999 Campbell Distillery - 4000 postcards 1998 Falcon Marketing Edinburgh - corporate artwork for new buildings 1995 Tall Ships Race Leith Edinburgh 1994 Edradour Distillery - commission of painting and postcards 1994 Rutland Investment Managers 1993 Nightfreight - painting and Christmas cards. 1993 Morgan Partnership, Glasgow - painting and Christmas cards. 1992 Livingston Development Corporation - paintings for Christmas cards. Art Exhibitions (One Man) 2005 Summer studio Exhibition in my studio in Dundee 2004 Summer Studio Exhibition, Artist's Studio Dundee 2003 Roseangle Gallery Dundee - One man exhibitions held every year since 1996 2003 Pitlochry Festival Theatre - also 2001 and 1999 2001 Nexus Gallery Edinburgh 2000 Nexus Gallery Edinburgh 1999 Cross Keys Gallery Perth 1998 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 1997 Corner Stone Gallery Stirling 1997 Wilson Wilson Gallery Croftamie 1997 Rogues Gallery Edinburgh 1996 Oasis Gallery Aberdeen 1995 Artists Studio Tullicoultry 1994 Projections Portobello Edinburgh 1993 Cottage Gallery Newtyle

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