Top talent: Artisit Stephen Quick's work hung alongside Banksy's

PUBLISHED: 13:54 23 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:44 15 June 2010

ARTIST Stephen Quick is one of Honiton's hidden talents. Tucked away in a studio at his home in Juniper Close, he is crafting a growing collection of acrylic paintings which, in turn, are attracting growing interest from collectors.

ARTIST Stephen Quick is one of Honiton's hidden talents.Tucked away in a studio at his home in Juniper Close, he is crafting a growing collection of acrylic paintings which, in turn, are attracting growing interest from collectors.Former West of England University student Mr Quick, 28, is currently exhibiting at three different venues and managing to produce two new paintings a week.During his student days, in Bristol, he saw his work hung in the same galleries as modern greats Banksy and Damien Hirst, but jokes: "My work was selling for £200 and theirs for thousands!"He describes his style of work as "post modern parody"."They are of cultural images and a few pretty girls," he told the Herald."Paintings of nudes are the most popular throughout the art world."You've got to offer quite a bit of money to get the models to pose, or you can use your imagination."Mr Quick's paintings are currently being exhibited at The Bowie Gallery, Totnes, The Flavel Gallery, Dartmouth, and at the Art Store gallery, in Barnstaple.His works sell for between £100 and £900 each and their value is currently increasing by around 20 per cent a year."I paint roughly two pieces a week," said Mr Quick."I also do commission work, a pop art take on portraits. "I've had commissions to paint people and pets."For further information about Stephen Quick's art, call him on (01404) 43687.

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