Steve Smith


    • Male
    • Hyperrealist
    • Mixed media
    • Painter


    About the artist

    Apart from the obligatory 'O' Level Art at school Steve is a completely self taught artist, although he does believe that art has always been in his blood. After following a career in graphic design, Steve would, when he had time produce the odd motorsport painting and then for various life reasons he halted. In 2011 the calling from the easel became too strong, so fed up with his day job, Steve turned to painting and now spends every hour possible creating art, with the odd commission thrown in. Steve works in a variety of mediums, initially gouache, but since re-igniting his artistic quest he have been exploring soft pastels, pastel pencils and most recently oils. Steve is enjoying the challenges and results all these media provide. Steve works in a realistic style introducing just the right amount of detail whilst still retaining a painterly quality. He enjoys portraiture and painting the human form, particularly the challenge of effective skin tones, and he tries to inject as much life and strong colour as possible into each piece.