(b. 1943) Hampshire, England
Stephen’s formative years were spent in the delightful coastal village of Emsworth, on the Hampshire-Sussex borders.
The time spent observing and sketching the local wildlife and marine activities served as an initiation into the world of fine art. His accomplished draughtsmanship later secured him a place at the Sussex College of Art, where he studied graphics and illustration. Stephen subsequently spent many years in the industry, but his interest, however, lay beyond the office walls.
He eventually decided to take the plunge and turned his life-long love of painting into his chosen profession, moving to an idyllic small cottage, set in a river valley in the heart of the West Country. The art world is richer as a result, and only time will allow his full potential to be realized.
Stephen painstakingly and meticulously researches his subject; ensuring it is technically accurate, prior to putting paint to canvas. His gift in conveying atmosphere, lighting and artistic interpretation is one few can emulate.
His paintings may be found in leading galleries and private collections, both in the UK and overseas.
York Fine Arts currently has 2 available artworks by Stephen McGrath