A professional Lancashire artist, born 1952, Steven Scholes lives on the outskirts of Manchester.
He has been painting from an early age and won his first award at the age of five.
Steven’s prolific style was greatly influenced by his grandfather. Theytravelled together around the city throughout his childhood, appreciating the interesting details of the Victorian and Edwardian Architecture.
Steven Scholes has followed these experiences as an inspiration to capture with great effect a recognisable local History in his work. He creates vivid street scenes enhanced with spectacular light effects and brings together movement and life from this bygone age.
Steven’s talent was recognised in 1974 when he was the winner of the Manchester Evening News Art Competition. This was a competition open to professional and amateur artists. From this, demand for his work increased. Steven became a professional artist in 1978. He is now greatly sought after by galleries and private collectors throughout the country.
The keen eye will notice that it is always 4.05pm in Steven’s paintings. He likes to evoke Winter’s evening rush. The time also pays homage to his own life. 4.05pm was a time when walking home from school Steven had time to day-dream, to free his artistic mind from the rigidity of school life. He remembers the time fondly, and cites it as one of the contributing factors to him becoming an artist.