A person to watch: Stan Fellows, painter

Last year at some point, I was flipping through my Martha Stewart Living magazine when I noticed a beautiful watercolor done of a tree.  It was so beautiful that it made me pause to look up the artist and see if I could find him on the internet.

Which I did: Stan Fellows is his name, and he lives in or around Iowa City, Iowa.  I can’t find the original painting that I saw of his, but when I visited his blog (linked above) I discovered a host of very beautiful paintings.  Loose (yet defined), colorful and what I particularly like are his “unfinished” paintings that clearly finish the painting, the white space helping to define the composition.  Although I love everything posted on his blog so far, here are some examples of what I am talking about:

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Stan Fellows

Stan Fellows

Stan does not post very frequently, so I follow his RSS feed and when he posts, it’s like a treat for my day.

Anyway, the wonderful connection is that he lives in Iowa City.  Gavin’s sister Kendra lives in Iowa City, since she’s finishing up her Masters at the Iowa Center for the Book.  Since she’s graduating this year, I got it in my mind to write to Stan to see if he is offering any workshops in the time period when I’ll be out to see Kendra graduate.  Unfortunately, he does not have any workshops scheduled, but he is willing to give an individual session!  For a very reasonable price!  So, I am excited to figure out dates and plans so I can put this on my calendar.  I’d love to learn from him how to be more thoughtful about negative space in my painting.  Exciting stuff!

About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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2 Responses to A person to watch: Stan Fellows, painter

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  2. Jenn says:

    Wow! He is really amazing. I love these paintings you posted. I’m so excited you get to learn from him!

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