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.”
He enjoys painting an array of subject matter whether it be landscape, still life, or figurative. His goal is to accomplish an accurate rendering of the subject’s beauty through form, light, and color.
The last few years Kyle has spent his time traveling around the world, painting as he goes. Originally from New Hampshire, he has spent nearly two years in Nevada. He has also spent some time in Vietnam, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, lived eight months in Costa Rica and two months in Rome traveling though out Italy. Now he is living in Charleston, SC, where he continues to paint until the next trip abroad. “Of course, I love to see new things and experience new cultures, but it may be even more exciting to be able to share those experiences with my clients and fans though my art.”