Phillip Stevens

“Only Philip Stevens can withstand comparison with the masters. His seascapes which, close to, seem completely abstract, gradually cohere with distance into marvelous sweeps of sea and sky punctuated by yellow limestone rocks. The moment chosen seems to be just after rain, when the first rays of sunlight filter through the could layer. These dramatically beautiful evocations of space, light and atmosphere are the only pictures that offer any sense of the redemptive glory of the natural world and remind one of how rare and distant the subject seems rather than of its pertinence or its immediacy.” – Sarah Kent, Time Out 1988