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Stephen Rew brings the wild to life with his bronze sculptures and coffee and ink paintings of the animal world. Stephen was awarded the coveted title of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2019 by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation for his wall-mounted Octopus "Writhe".  

Stephen dedicates a large portion of his time to working in close proximity to wildlife, where his inspiration is largely derived. He works with conservation charities in a bid to "do his bit" and help animals in the natural world. 

He works largely on commission and exhibits in the UK, Middle East, USA and Channel Islands. A selection of his paintings are available as giclee prints and can be purchased directly through this website and delivered worldwide.

Stephen Rew is a British artist recently returned to his home-town on the Gower Peninsula, Wales.

His early illustrative career began in 2008 when he completed an arts degree at Swansea University. In between his studies he spent time studying animals in the wild in India, the Middle East and Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal and it was there, in Africa, that long-term objectives to combine work with his love and respect for wildlife manifested.

Stephen's work is sought after throughout the UK and Channel Islands, where he formerly lived.

Stephen's paintings and bronze sculptures have been shortlisted for three consecutive years for David Shepherd's Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. 

The original sculpture is made from clay after which a wax reproduction is created. The wax is replaced by molten bronze to create an everlasting sculpture. Bronze sculpting is also known as the lost wax method. It is a many-stage process that is labour-intensive and time-consuming. 

 

Stephen is creative yet practical and his success with his artworks lies in his ability to be broadminded with his tools, palette and concepts. His early-career coffee and ink paintings are a huge success and in 2015 he was awarded the Diana Brookes Prize at the annual Art for Youth exhibition in London. 

 

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