Painting Ghurka Soldier
Theresa Stabb

I am an artist based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons in Wales, UK. I love to paint in oils and draw in charcoal and my work covers a range of subjects including portraits (both people and pets), still life and landscapes.

I was born and brought up in Bethnal Green, East London. Having always wanted to study art, I took a foundation course but moved on to a degree in Fashion Design which I eventually discontinued. After working for many years, I decided to return to education and gained a Degree and Masters in Philosophy with a focus on Nietzsche, Schopenhauer and Aesthetics; gaining several scholarships for outstanding academic achievement.

I left London and moved to the Brecon Beacons in Wales in 2007. In 2011, after a break of almost 20 years in which I did no drawing or painting, I took a local art class which reawakened my passion for art. I then began studying part-time at the The Welsh Academy of Art; one of only a handful of institutions in the UK, and the first of its kind in Wales, to teach the sight-size method as practised by the Old Masters.

After finishing my study at the WAA in 2016, I now work from my studio based at home and occasionally teach drawing and painting on a one-to-one basis using the sight-size method.  I have also worked at the WAA teaching drawing and painting, organising events and leading discussion groups on aesthetics.

I adore all animals, especially dogs and keep Scottish Deerhounds. Other interests include philosophy and art history.


2017  Brecon Women’s Festival

2015  Seabournes

2015  The Oriel Crickhowell

2015  Welsh Academy of Art

2014  Brecon Women’s Festival

2014  The Pierhead, National Assembly for Wales (opened by Assembly member Nick Ramsay)

2014  Welsh Academy of Art

2013  Welsh Academy of Art

2012  The Usk Studio

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