The Stobart Foundation

Established in 1988, The Stobart Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust formed by artist John Stobart as a venue through which to inspire, support and strengthen the passion and commitment of artists who paint directly from nature. The time-honored tradition of painting from nature is a vital legacy and has been the basis of some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces. The practice of developing artistic talent through classical observation and execution has formed the esteemed ranks of the Barbizon painters, the Impressionists, and today’s dedicated plein-air painters. Believing that the life of this community and its continued prominence in the future art world lies with the success of its emerging young artists, the Foundation offers financial assistance to young artists who aspire to establish themselves professionally through the practice of working directly from the subject, whether it be portrait, landscape or still life.