Steve lives in rural Aberdeenshire but grew up in Wales and has travelled widely. From an early age he wanted to study the natural world and this led to a research career in ecology from which he retired in 2020 to focus on painting.
He says “I paint to capture the light and essence of landscapes. I work mostly in water colour because I love its luminosity, immediacy and unpredictability. My work builds on direct observation in the field but I also draw heavily on memories, feelings and emotional response to the natural world.”
Featured artist August 2021