As the son of professional artists, Lyndon Stokes has been exposed to art since a very early age, receiving ongoing instruction and encouragement throughout his formative years. An attention to detail also evolved into an early passion for Surrealism – which served as a creative outlet for Lyndon’s vivid imagination. Before the age of the internet, Lyndon would trawl record shops as much for the inspiration from the cover art, as for the music itself.
The ocean and the challenge of painting water in it’s various moods is a pre-dominant subject for a lot of Lyndon’s attention. This is represented in Lyndon’s realistic paintings of beaches, waves, and studies of deep water around rustic wharf piers. Lyndon’s concerns for the lack of sustainability on the planet are also represented in his surreal paintings. Featuring old type televisions or car wrecks discarded in ocean environments, they carry an underlying message about the careless way old technology is discarded, to accumulate for future generations to deal with.
As a tail end baby boomer (born 1962), inspiration has also come from ‘Old School’ car, bike and surf culture. Critters such as Preying Mantises and Meerkats are sometimes incorporated with ‘Old School items for amore light hearted piece of art. In addition, his attention to detail and interest in car styling has seen some high detail paintings of special cars completed for select clients.
Lyndon’s paintings are held in private collections in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Canada. In the tradition of his parents, Lyndon’s artquest is a lifelong journey of learning and development.
Realism and Surrealism feature in the oil paintings of Lyndon Stokes