Steve studied at the Leicester School of Art and Design and worked in London and Dublin as an advertising art director before painting full time in 2002.
Steve uses acrylics and paints on location (plein air). Artists have to paint quickly to adapt to Ireland’s changing light and weather conditions. Steve finds the forgiving nature and flexibility of acrylic paints are ideal for the challenges painting in the open.
Steve has exhibited in London, the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. Steve has had solo exhibitions in The Leinster Gallery, Dublin and exhibited at various group shows. In 2018 and 2019 Steve won prizes at the Dublin Plein Air Festival.
In 2018 Steve won Bronze and in 2019 Silver at the Wexford Art in the Open festival.