Alan Stuttle

Alan Stuttle NDD, RCA (British b. 1939)

After three years at the Stoke on Trent College of Art, Alan Stuttle’s promising talents were recognised when at 18 he was accepted by the Royal College of Art, London. Returning to his native Cheshire after three years, he taught at a secondary school before accepting a lectureship at South Cheshire Central College of Art, crewe where he remained for six years.

After a series of one man exhibitions he retired from teaching at the age of 29 and went to California where he won three prizes for his paintings and thus started on his career as a professional artist.

In 1972 Alan moved to York and opened the Yorkshire Gallery in Micklegate which was used as a base for travelling around the country adding new subjects to his portfolio.

In 1988 he opened his new gallery in North Marine Road Scarboorugh giving him access to the East Coast.

After many years of living and working in the city of York painting many aspects of the ancient city, Alan relocated to Scarborough where the castle dominates the sky line above both North and South bays. Alan’s watercolours breathe in the fresh air of seascapes and the vibrancy of his oils bring an exciting energy to his canvases.

Alan’s many visits to Europe have also stimulated his work.

Many charities have benefitted from Alan’s talent over the years and he has produced a number of views for private commissions and a view of the triple towered Minster across the rooftops in York was presented to Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986.