Pre 1985

"Painting alone remains adventurous" Nicolas de Staël


To be any kind of artist requires considerable dedication and stamina.  In this electronically obsessed age to be one who pursues a canon of abstract painting which has its roots in the early 20th Century may be regarded as plain backward, out of the step at least.  However the fascination with organising flat areas of coloured pigment on rectangles of board or sailcloth still endures.  These paintings by Stephen Jaques are evidence that this practice can still support art of high quality....