Working in oils and mixed media, Steven starts his work on location and then finishes the paintings back at his studio. The British coastline and countryside are Steven's inspiration, taking him from the Peak District and his home in Derbyshire to the East coast of Norfolk and Cornwall.
"I try to capture the mood of a scene, often through weather or light and its effects on the surroundings. I like to have a narrative running through some of my paintings, letting the viewer put themselves into the scene."
Steven's work is highly textured and therefore very tactile; there is a sense that you are about to walk into the woodland that he paints at that very moment.