Born a 'sandancer ' on Tyneside in 1958. Steve moved to Devon in 1975 and studied Graphic Design , he achieved both regional and national diplomas.
Although aware of scale and perspective Steve prefers to produce a pleasing image and uses his locations purely for inspiration and as a reference point. "At the end of the day, it's all about painting a picture that I'm happy with and even better if galleries and the public like the work. Harbours and seascapes feature heavily in my work but, like all artists, I find inspiration in many places. I've always lived by the coast, my father spent all of his working life at sea, my hobbies include kayaking and bodyboarding. Beaches and harbours have been a part of everyday life".