Stan Sweeney, a Pennsylvania native has resided in Richmond since 1983. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts and Design. He is President and Creative Director of Sweeney Creative where he creates advertising, branding and publicity for local, regional and national clients.
Stan is a “plein air” painter and always paints from photographs that he has taken on locations. He paints outdoors to capture the color, impression of light, shadow, and cloud formations in skies. His subjects include landscapes, seascapes, nature and people. His canvases are rich and bold with vibrant, impasto brushed oil colors. As a private pilot, Stan’s interest in weather and clouds is evident in his luminous skies. Stan shoots thousands of scenes for his painting subjects.
He is an avid participant in outdoor sports; cycling, sea kayaking. He plays percussion (drums) in the 80 piece Richmond Concert Band.
Paintings are in private and corporate collections. Original oils on canvas are available for sale. Commissions available on request.