Steven P Smith MAFA | Oil on Board | 6 x 6 inches
Born in Preston, Lancashire, in 1974 Steven grew up in a small village. He studied A Levels and then a Foundation in Art at Wigan & Leigh College before completing the first year of a BA Hons degree at Cleveland College of Art.
In 1995 Steven left university to become a full time artist, quickly gaining recognition for painting large scale scenic works. He travelled throughout the UK and Europe completing major commissions for Madame Tussaud’s, Sea Life, Blackpool Tower and Museums such as the Natural History Museum. These commissions included restoration to ceiling murals in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom and the painting of a 36 metre backdrop for the ‘War Horse’ exhibition at the National Army Museum.
Alongside this work Steven continued to paint portraits and figurative studies in his Studio. His realist figurative paintings, still life paintings and drawings became highly sought after in UK galleries.
In 2016 Steven began painting with a group of plein air painters who have become affectionately known as the NorthernBoys and has become increasingly passionate about painting outdoors from direct observation. They travel annually to paint in London, Venice & Seville as well as meeting up regularly to paint in other UK towns & cities.
Working outdoors whenever possible and occasionally developing larger works from these paintings in the studio, Steven looks to capture what he sees in the everyday modern world around him working in all weather conditions. He also has a passion for still life painting, capturing everyday objects and nostalgic items that he has collected throughout his life.
All of Steven’s works are in oils, on either panel or canvas.
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