Stephen was born in Birmingham in 1953 and first started painting at the age of twelve, although his real unthusiasm did not start untill he reached fifteen. Influenced by the famous artist John Constable, Stephen first set about painting landscapes and seascapes, from which he took some of his very first commissions. In 1980 Stephen decided to extend his art to wildlife, although it was not untill a trip to Kenya in the late 1980’s his passion was awakened to the true beauty of this subject. With commissions coming from as far afield as the U.S.A., Australia and Europe, he has now decided to produce a series of prints to supply the ever increasing demand for his work. It can take many weeks of research and long hours at the easel to produce a painting of the quality that is required in todays market.