Spring 2020 Demonstrations
Kyle Stuckey, realistic oil painter
Mary Villon De Benveniste, pastels
Maggie Hoybach, watercolors
Oil in Impressionistic Realism
March 5, 2020
Kyle Stuckey was born in 1987. He studied art, taking private lessons with Lori Woodward Simons while in high school and later took various workshops. Kyle later become a member of the Putney Painters where he was able to continue to hone his skills in the presence of some of the greatest artists today, including Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik.
Stuckey’s work is strongly influenced by his study of historical artists including: Waterhouse, Bouguereau, Sargent, Zorn, and Alma-Tadema. Over the years, Kyle has developed and refined his style, working with oil in impressionistic realism.
Kyle would describe his style this way: “I paint in the way I see my subject matter, trying to mimic the way the human eye sees. Not everything is in focus at one time. Regardless of what my subject matter may be, in my paintings I focus on what I find inspiring in that subject. This way the viewer can see my vision and perhaps share in that experience. At the same time, I want my paintings to have visual variety in detail and texture by using the full potential of the oils with the variations of texture and transparency.”
Kyle enjoys painting an array of subject matter: people, places, and things. He has spent much time traveling around the world, painting as he goes. Originally from New Hampshire, Kyle has also spent time in Asia, Europe, Central America, and the U.S. west coast. Now he lives in Charleston, SC.
Kyle Stuckey has works available at the following galleries: J.M. Stringer Gallery, Vero Beach, FL; IIIume Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT; Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC; The Marshall Gallery of Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ.