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.
well its 40 years since the King died, so here is Tony Byrne's depiction of him, this original painting is £495 and will require framing, or we have a very short run limited edition of only 50 for £160 with any frame.
GW Birks was an internationally known artist, having exhibited his work in the UK, Canada, USA, Australia, and South Africa. After a long fight against cancer he died at his home in Pudsey in December 1993.
This is a rare artists proof which is signed by Geoffrey. We also have two more signed limited editions which are being framed. We will show you those next week on their return.