Stewart Parker

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In painting, pentimento (regret, penitent), is a term for the curious phenomenon of earlier stages of a painting showing through with the passage of time.I work from memory, intentionally using elements of pentimento to inform the piece.These works rely on chance and accident. When I begin, the only sure plan I have is that nothing goes to plan. Preliminary drawings are only badly drawn maps.

Born in Falkirk, Scotland. Studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Clients include David Geffen Co, Sony Music, Scottish Television, MCA/Universal Group. Exhibits in Europe and the United States. Teaches at the Pratt Institute. Work in many private collections. Lives and works in New York.