“I try to capture the mood of a scene, often through weather or light and its affects on the surroundings’. Over time, and as his 2 young sons have begun to grow up, Steven has become more and more interested in the interaction and activity of people within his landscapes:
“I like to have a narrative running through some of my paintings, letting the viewer put themselves into the scene.”
Steven has had work exhibited at the Mall Gallery, London and has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions in Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Norfolk and the Cotswolds.
Steven works primarily in mixed media, developing the paintings on location, and finishing the pieces back at his studio in Derbyshire. The glazing technique plays a large part in Steven’s work, building up thin layers of paint to create depth and luminosity.
Steven works primarily in oils, developing the paintings on location, and finishing the pieces back at his studio. The British coastline and countryside have been Steven’s inspiration for many years taking him from the east coast of Norfolk, Derbyshire were he lives and down to Cornwall.