Award winning artist Steve Strode has been painting for around 25 years. He holds a Bachelor of Education and Masters Degree and teaches drawing and painting, as well as lecturing on a Painting Degree. He generally paints from life completing a study in one session. A writer for the arts press, he regularly contributes articles to Leisure Painter magazine in the U.K.; indeed most of the work on this site will have been used to illustrate many of his articles. Painting prizes include: 2013 Royal Talens Award 2012 SAA Prize (Society for All Artists) 2012 Artist of the Year Prize-winner 2011 Liverpool Painting Open Winner