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Stuart Morle


Stuart Morle was born near Liverpool, England. He studied Fine Art at the Central School of Art & Design in London from 1979-82. On completing his degree course and having won an Italian Government Scholarship he went to live in Siena, Italy in the summer of 1982.

Stuart Morle

After buying and restoring a small property in the Chianti area he began to establish himself as a portrait painter working for both British and Italian clients. In 1996 he was commissioned to portray the Princess Royal for the 90th anniversary celebrations of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.) London. In early 2000 he moved to Ireland, where he lived and worked until 2010. In July 2010 he moved to Lisbon. His works sell well at Whyte's Irish Art auctions held quarterly at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Stuart Morle sells exclusively at auction and on private commission.

Public collections:

Trinity College Dublin.

Wesley College, Dublin.

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) London.

Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, UK.

Liverpool Medical Institution, Liverpool, UK.

Chester Town Hall, Chester, UK.

The Artists' Club, Liverpool, UK

Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino Bank, Florence, Italy.

The St. John Ambulance Brigade, Dublin Division, Ireland.

"My approach to painting is based on a reinterpretation of traditional forms applied to contemporary life, in which I use both traditional and modern methods to arrive at the final image. Modernism and abstraction have avoided the challenges of illustrating the realism of contemporary life, whereas traditional painting is a continual source of inspiration and ideas which I aim to express in my own work."

Source: Stuart Morle