ArtistStephanie RewResidesScotland, United Kingdom, Pastel, Gold leaf
Thompson’s Galleries
London, United Kingdom

Collins Galleries
Orleans, MA. USA

Fotheringham Gallery
Stirling, United Kingdom

Ballater Gallery
Ballater, United Kingdom
Contemporary Romanticism
Decorative Arts
Divine feminine
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About the artist

Stephanie Rew works in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been based in the same studio for over 20 years. Painting in the figurative realist style Stephanie creates oil paintings with gold leaf, combining traditional Early Renaissance gilding techniques with more contemporary ways of painting.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Pattern, colour and texture of textiles and costume are intrinsic to my work, giving the painting a tactile and dramatic element, placing the model in a timeless era. Tone and form as well as strong light and colour is important to me, as I concentrate on the relationship between tonality and texture whilst keeping a private, reflective mood with the work.

I am interested in the historical element of art and theatrical costumes have always been a favoured theme, I have been using couture garments along with the kimono to add drama and design to my art. 

A narrative is not the most important element to my work, I prefer for the viewer to decide on their story. To me the most important thing is conveying an emotion. The women in my paintings are symbolic of different elements of femininity and the human condition. I take them out of the modern setting by dressing them in imagined crowns and robes, making them into Goddesses of our own time. 

I incorporate gold leaf into my work, using traditional water gilding techniques alongside newer ways of gilding, exploring the relationship between the decorative reflective gold leaf surface and a fully rendered oil painting. The design and pattern of the surface and textiles have become an important part of my painted compositions.


Stephanie Rew’s paintings have been published in notable magazines and online sources including Art Market Magazine and Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Upcoming Exhibitions

March 2023Group exhibition “Secret Longings”
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition
Corey Helford Gallery
Los Angeles,
CA. United States
December 2023Solo exhibition: “Stephanie Rew”

Group exhibition: “Serendipity”
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine exhibition

Thompson’s Gallery,
London, United Kingdom

Haven Gallery
Northport, NY. United States



BA (Hons) Fine Art – Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art, Dundee, UK 1990-94

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Gilded, Thompson’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Selected Group Exhibitions


Halcyon Days, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, CA. United States

Small Works, Collins Galleries, Cape Cod, MA. United States

The Figure Show, Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland, United Kingdom


6 Person Show, Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Women Painting Today, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain

Flower Power Arcadia Contemporary, New York, NY, United States


Big Christmas Show, Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Figure Show, Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom

Five and Under Arcadia Contemporary, California, United States

6 Person Show, Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, United Kingdom

ARC 14th Salon Exhibition, Sotheby’s, New York, NY. United States

Summer Show, Thompson’s Gallery, Aldeburgh, England

ModPortrait19 Bantierra Palace, Zaragoza/ MEAM, Barcelona, Spain


Small Wonders, Thompson’s Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Figures and Faces, Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland, United Kingdom

20 x 20 Artelibre Anniversary Exhibition, MEAM, Spain, Barcelona

I Observe, Rehs Contemporary Gallery New York, NY. United States

Painting Today International Women’s Day, MEAM, Spain, Barcelona


Figures and Faces, Fotheringham Gallery, Scotland, United Kingdom

ModPortrait17 Awards Exhibition, Museo IA Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza, Spain

ModPortrait17 Award Exhibition, MEAM Barcelona, Spain

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