I’ve been painting for around 20 years now. A Bachelor of Education and Masters Degree saw me teaching drawing and painting classes in and around Liverpool for the last 10 years, and lecturing on a Painting Degree. Generally I paint from life, completing a study in one session. I have no ‘genre’ to speak of as I like to paint indoors or out, still life or landscape. I write for the arts press and regularly contribute to Leisure Painter magazine in the U.K.; indeed most of the work on this site will have been used to illustrate many of my articles. I’ve been lucky enough to pick up the following painting prizes: 2013 Royal Talens Award 2012 SAA Prize (Society for All Artists) 2012 Artist of the Year Prize-winner 2011 Liverpool Painting Open Winner All the best, Steve.