A professional Lancashire artist, born 1952, Steven lives on the outskirts of Manchester, Steven has been painting from an early age, winning his first award at the age of five.
Steven’s prolific style was greatly influenced by his grandfather, with whom he used to travel around the city throughout his childhood, appreciating the interesting details of the Victorian and Edwardian Architecture.
Steven has followed these experiences as an inspiration to capture with great effect a recognisable local History in his work, creating vivid street scenes enhanced with spectacular light effects. Bringing together movement and life from this bygone age.
Steven’s talent was recognised when in 1974 he was the winner of the Manchester Evening News Art Competition. This was a competition open to professional artists – as well as amateurs. From this, demand for his work increased so much that Steven became a professional artist in 1978. He is now greatly sought after by galleries throughout the country, as well as many private collectors.
The keen eye will notice that it is always 4.15pm in Steven’s paintings, this is not only due to the fact that Steven likes to evoke Winter’s evening rush, but also pays homage to Steven’s own life, 4.15pm was a time when walking home from school Steven had time to day-dream, to free his artistic mind from the rigidity of school life. He remembers the time fondly, and cites it as one of the contributing factors to him becoming an artist.
In late 2007 Steven took part in the Unicorn Gallery’s Northern Artist’s Exhibition, where his work was exhibited alongside L. S. Lowry and Helen Bradley. Widely appreciated by the public Steven’s paintings were a complete sell-out.
Most of our Artists are able to do commission pieces, also if you see a painting that is sold they will be more than happy to do something similar for you. Please contact us for more information.
We would like to invite you to meet the artist Margaret Clarkson on Saturday, 4th November 2017 from 11am until 4pm at the John Bird Studio.
Margaret is one of the Norths favorite artists and was a finalist for a number of years as the Fine Art Trade Guilds best selling artist. Her work has been featured in many national, regional and local magazines and book illustrations.
The increasing demand for her nostalgic watercolours and highly collectable prints reflect the growing interest shared by many throughout the country, of life in the 1940’s and 50’s.
For discerning art lovers browse our working gallery reflecting a new experience in traditional and contemporary art, see our established artists and exciting newcomers and watch our resident artist paint on the premises.
We represent over 30 artists featuring many of their oringinal works with most of them willing to take on commissions.
We have been accepted by the Arts Council England as one of their participating galleries in their Own Art Scheme, this offers interest free loans over 10 months for the purchase of originals and limited editions.