Christopher Stott

by Kate on July 28, 2011

I love all types of painting, but I have to be honest and say that realist painting holds a special place in my heart. It’s so utterly thrilling to see the details of our three-dimensional world captured by the hands of a skilled realist painter. Christopher Stott is definitely among the masters in this regard. He uses a muted color palette and the banality of his subject matter to create paintings with a truly captivating, quiet beauty. It’s such a treat to visit his blog and see process shots and all the new paintings as they come together—check it out here.

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Allison July 28, 2011 at 7:26 am


Jeanette July 28, 2011 at 8:05 am

Truly amazing…almost to the point of being haunting that anyone could paint this realistically.

Diane Babko July 28, 2011 at 9:18 am

Very cool…an era with which I am quite familiar! :)

Sally July 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

Beautiful, thank you for posting! I especially like the shirt draped over the chair.
You should have a look at Harry Steen’s paintings, these reminded me of this one in particular

Lesley July 28, 2011 at 10:41 am

Stott’s work is amazing! I am in love with the simplicity of the compositions. So many times, photo realist painters overwhelm the canvas with detail and pattern, but it is the starkness of these that calls attention to his amazing details. Thanks for sharing!

Abigail July 29, 2011 at 8:37 am

LOVE these painting, they’re incredible… could definetely live with the turquoise fan! Easy.

agnes szucs @ iiiinspired August 1, 2011 at 12:12 am

I’m usually not a big fan of hyper-realism, but it depends… these are amazing! Beautiful colors.

Les Images August 13, 2011 at 11:16 am

Thank you for this discovery, it’s beautiful. Have a look to the work of Adam Stennett, you might love it.

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