Steve was born in Coventry and studied at the University of Wales with David Tinker, graduating with an MA in the mid 80’s before continuing his studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art. A career in Fine Art education culminated in his heading the MA Painting course at the University of Hull (Scarborough). He has twice won the Wales Open and has also been a prize-winner at the Manchester Academy and Hunting Art Prize exhibitions. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Contemporary Art Society of Wales, Accenture, Prudential, Skye Pharma and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
He describes his work as ‘magic realism’ or ‘hyper-realism’ and his paintings’ combination of empathy, strong design and virtuoso detail give them an almost surreal atmosphere that is instantly memorable. The paintings take from a few weeks to several months to complete and are sold for prices between £1,000 and £18,000.
Courtesy of the artist’s website.