American painter Kyle Stuckey, born in New Hampshire, began his formal art education at age 18 studying drawing and painting privately with Lori Woodward. He supplemented his education with art videos by Morgan Weistling and Daniel Gerhartz, and studied with Mike Malm via a scholarship he received from Scottsdale Artists School in 2006.
Awards and Honors:
- First Place award in oil category: Art in the Park, Keene, NH, 2013
- Finalist: The Artist's Magazine Cover Competition, Dec. '13 issue
- Acceptance into NYC's Salmagundi Club - 2013
- Finalist in International 2011/2012 Art Renewal Center Salon
- Article: Art of the West Magazine, January/February 2012
- Top 10 Finalist: American Artist Cover Competition 2011
- Best of Show Award: Bold Brush Competition, September 2010
- Feature article: SouthWest Art Magazine, June 2010
- Second Place award: SouthWest Art Magazine: "21 under 31" Competition, 2009
- Scholarship: Scottsdale Artists School, 2006
Kyle Stuckey began studying art during his high school years through workshops and private instruction. Kyle works mostly in oil. Over the years, he has developed and refined his style as a contemporary, realism artist. He enjoys painting a variety of subject matter, whether it be landscape, still life, or figurative. His goal is to accomplish an accurate rendering of the subject's beauty, through form, light, and color.
"I paint what I want the world to see. I try to share with others what I find to be beautiful. I want to paint what is pleasing to the eye or interesting. My desire is for the viewer to see my subject matter as I see it, and show them why I find it beautiful. If I can do that, then I have accomplished my goal".
Kyle has recently relocated to Nevada where he looks forward to experiencing firsthand the beauty of the western landscape.
Kyle's work is strongly influenced by his study of historical artists, including J.W. Waterhouse, William Bouguereau and John Singer Sargent. He is now a member of The Putney Painters, an invitational group, mentored by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik.
In 2009, Stuckey won 2nd place in Southwest Art Magazine's 21 Under 31 national competition with his painting, Brittany. His work has been accepted into the Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Show.
While his objective is to show the natural beauty of everyday experiences by telling a story, Kyle's process accomplishes this goal, regardless of the complexity or simplicity of the subject, by carefully composing the effects of light, confluence of color and variety of soft and hard edges.