Stephen has lived with his family in rural Aberdeenshire since 1997. However, he grew up in west Wales, a place where he developed a deep and abiding love for the natural world. He went on to study ecology and conducted scientific research related to wildlife and landscape for over 30 years. Illness drove him to retire early from his work in 2019, and since then he has focused on his painting. His burning passion is for landscape painting, mainly in watercolour, a medium he loves because of its luminosity, immediacy and unpredictability. He exhibits his work in six galleries across Scotland, and has shown work at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour annual exhibition in Edinburgh.
New Exhibition: An Inner Place 9-16 June 2023 at Clashnettie Arts Centre