Following many years as a creative arts facilitator teaching art throughout Scotland, Steve offers participants support and encouragement,  leading them to find their own creative voice.

Steve says: ‘Understanding the learner is key. My past experience in experiential education, combined with working as a commercial artist and maker has given me a unique set of skills that I now incorporate into my fine art work, and tuition that fully engages people in the creative process.’

‘With painting, I focus mainly on water-based mediums – ink, gouache, watercolour, acrylic and I also use graphite, charcoal and coloured pencil for drawing and mixed media pieces which I exhibit in galleries and at open studio events. Using a wide range of materials allows me to work in styles ranging from free, semi-abstracted natural and urban landscapes through to more detailed work in wildlife and animal portraiture. I also craft objects using natural materials.’

Steve teaches a wide range of classes at Forgan Arts Centre, Newport-on-Tay, Off the Rails Arthouse, Ladybank the Centre for Stewardship, Falkland, and is the watercolour painting tutor for residential retreats at Gartmore House, near Stirling. He also tutors at Hotel Leone in Italy as well as running other opportunities at National Trust for Scotland venues, and for Wild at Art and others throughout Scotland.

See Classes & Courses, Creative Natures and Forest Crafts

Steve is fully disclosure checked, and has public liability insurance. References are available on request. See below for some of the workshops and classes on offer, and feel free to speak with Steve about any other ideas you may have:

      • Collage in painting & drawing
      • Landscape and the natural world
      • Printing ideas in painting
      • Big brush watercolour
      • Outdoor sketching
      • Drawing & painting – first steps
      • Use of colour
      • Perspective & composition
      • Building up a sketchbook
      • Urban & architectural subjects
      • Family classes
      • Wildlife and pet portraiture
      • Making greenwood utensils

Contact Steve for further details.