Steven was born and raised in the North of England, but recently moved to Texas, USA to be with his wife and fellow artist, Julie Asher, where they paint from their studio, ‘Studio 714’.
Steven’s passion for birds is evident as the majority his portfolio contains the subject, from passerines to raptors, game birds to tropical.
Since moving to the USA, Steven’s personal discovery of ‘new’ environments and species has increased his passion and is planning to portray these subjects in forthcoming work but will very much continue to paint his beloved native species for his UK collectors.
In 2010 Steven's painting 'King Henry' was accepted into the prestigious Birds In Art juried exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA
He has used a variety of painting media - acrylics, gouache and the occasional pencil drawing, but has finally settled upon oils, which allow him to attain vibrancy in colour and texture.
Steven is renowned for the meticulous attention to detail in his paintings, and although can be very labour intensive his work is still rich with light, atmosphere and beauty.
Since 2019, Steven has been commissioned to provide images for the RSPB Slimline Calendar.
Steven spent many hours as a child drawing the birds featured on the front covers of the RSPB magazines, and to be invited by the organisation was a true honour.
You can purchase the calendars in select RSPB reserves throughout the UK, or directly off the RSPB's website: www.shopping.rspb.org.uk (while stocks last).