About the Sterley’s

Art by Sterley is a blog for Vance and Nicole Sterley to help to promote their artworks.

I am Nicole and I write the blog – Vance is my husband and he does the website and concentrates on that side of things.

We both love drawing and painting, but both specialise is different media.  Vance works mainly in Oil Paints while I am more comfortable with pastels (chalk rather than oil pastels).  We both enjoy creating drawings and paintings of animals and so we find ourselves working on wildlife renditions and pet portraits.

Going back a while now, Vance studies Fine Art in South Africa before completing his National Service and in time, relocating to the UK.  For myself, I studied Art at school and then completed a Commercial Art diploma before spending some years travelling around the world and on my return to SA, meeting Vance and falling in love with him, before we both relocated to the UK in 1998.

We settled in London at first, then moved out to Essex after marrying in 2001 – then came the family – and we are now proud parents of 3 lovely children.

In 2006 we relocated again to the West Midlands and are currently living  just south of Birmingham in the small town of Bromsgrove.

We both currently hold down other jobs, while painting in the evenings and on weekends – around the children of course.

Our dream – to relocate back to the sun – probably Spain where we could retire early and spend our days painting and drawing more ofwhat we like and what will make you smile.

There are a few places where you can see our work – as follows :

We offer all our work as originals and if you prefer something slightly cheaper, we do offer prints – limited edition of course – contact us if you would like to talk about this further.

As a taster to our work – here is one of Vance’s paintings :

bengal tiger

Painted while on holiday in Turkey during October 2012

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