ABOUT STEPHEN

Stephen is an artist based in Cardiff, Wales. He produces paintings and drawings of the landscape and of the human figure.

He studied at Cardiff University, Gloucestershire University and at the Facultad de Bellas Artes, Sevilla under Erasmus. Post graduation he travelled mainland Europe working as a street artist. On return to the UK he worked commission based, painting murals, portraits and landscapes for a range of public and private clients. He was nominated by The Prince’s Trust for the Young Business of the Year Wales 2000 award.

Stephen is currently focused on studio paintings and drawings. He works primarily in oils, charcoal or pencil. His approach to a portrait is to go beyond the superficial appearance with the intent to create a convincing representation of the sitter in how they feel as well as appear.
From an artisan family, Stephen understands the importance of the tradition through the centuries behind figurative painting and enjoys using this understanding to help create contemporary figurative artwork. He is an observer of the natural world and human nature and endeavours to reflect this through his work.

Stephen considers his work to be an ongoing learning process and continuously challenges his own understanding of his practice and his perspective of the world.