Kyle Stuckey (born 1987) began studying art during his high school years by private instruction through Lori Woodward Simons and various workshops, later becoming 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 Shmid and Nancy Guzik.
His work is strongly influenced by his study of historical artists including: John William Waterhouse, William Bouguereau, John Singer Sargent, Anders Zorn, and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. Over the years, he has developed and refined his style, working with oil as an Impressionistic Realism artist.
He 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.”
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