Following a successful career in London as a commercial artist and illustrator, the dramatic scenery of Scotland lured Steve northwards, now being based in rural Fife. Much of his painting results from time spent in woodlands, mountains and coasts capturing fleeting moments of light, or interpreting the glimpse of an elusive animal both on location and at his studio. He also works from a hut on the edge of a forest crafting contemporary pieces with traditional techniques using sustainable greenwood. Although his practise is firmly grounded in nature, urban landscape and structure are other forms of inspiration. Steve is also involved in art teaching throughout Scotland – see Tuition. Read more in the Biography.
From October 2019, I will be the Artist in Residence at Rahoy Hills Nature Reserve managed by Scottish Wildlife Trust and Ardtornish. MORE DETAILS HERE
About the art & making
Paintings are completed outside in situ, or sketches and photographs form the basis of pieces concluded later in the studio. He uses mainly watercolour, oils and acrylic, though charcoal, collage or print may feature alone or in mixed media. The style is often representational with elements that are semi-abstract in nature. Originals, prints, cards and monoprints are available direct from the artist, or through galleries. Other work involves elements of weaving, carving and forest crafts. Steve also accepts commissions. View the galleries.