Stephen Ring Contemporary Artist & Photographer
Welcome to my web site which has evolved from me combining my career as an Artist and Photographer. My passion for photography evolved from my profession as a painter and my fascination with light, colour and weather patterns. This knowledge has been transferred to my photographic images and with over 20 years experience I have specialised in landscape and sea photography.
Living in North Devon I have been lucky enough to be exposed to some of the most spectacular landscapes and scenery. Through this I have become totally inspired by my surroundings and have endeavoured to encapsulate visual harmony, the dramatic changing coastline and the wonderful environment surrounding me. Thus creating images which radiate the atmosphere of the moment, evoking that moment in time and which arouse a sense of energy and attraction.
Gradually over time I have developed a unique style which I have been able to personalise by becoming a printer and therefore I am in control of the photography process from start to finish. Creating images which are transferred to paper and canvas.
This passion for my work has also led me to lead photography workshops, which tend to be on a one to one basis, so that clients can develop their own individual style and technique, whilst offering a dedicated, professional service.
The products range from prints which are treated as fine art prints and not photographic reproductions to canvases and limited editions , which all exude exceptional quality . I also produce a wonderful selection of greeting cards and postcards of the area which are very successful.
My work has enhanced the living and working environments of many establishments and my craft has been used for corporate sales, as well as on an indivdual basis . I have worked for a range of diverse and prestigious clients including the NHS, BAA and P & O , where I have over 1800 images of North Devon displayed on the ship The Ventura. Whilst interior designers have used the beauty of the area to complement the decor and bring a bit of rural living into busy, working environments.
I have one of the largest photographic libraries of North Devon and many more of North Cornwall and Exmoor. Therefore I have had a large number of my landscape images used in publicity materials to advocate the beauty and amenities within the area. Such work has also been published in supplements; magazines, newspapers and featured articles, as well as local councils and tourism organisations and operators using local North Devon images.
I also supply and specialise in stock images of North Devon and supply many images to further enhance local web sites and tourist ventures. A place I feel privileged to live and work in.