Originally from Scotland, Steven immigrated to Canada in 2014. He taught Art and Design in Scottish Further Education colleges for over 22 years. In that time Steven experimented with many different techniques, mediums and styles, refining his skills to produce many commissioned portraits for private clients, family and friends.
Steven started experimenting with the layering of his work and the inclusion of photo montage and collage a few years ago as he wanted his art works to be more than just simple portraits. He wanted each piece he created to really tell the story of the person’s life. Most of his new portrait works are created at quite a large scale and take many, many hours to complete as every single image in his complex and colourful backgrounds is cut out and pieced together by hand. In his portraits Steven uses a wide variety of mediums including pencil, colour pencil, fine-line pen, graphic marker, acrylic paint, inks and cut and layered paper. He is influenced by music, movies, sports, advertising, graphic novels and the Pop Art masters.