Steven Scholes Artist
Steven was born in 1952 and lives on the outskirts of
Manchester. Steven showed a natural talent for painting from
a very early age and even won an art competition when he was
His subject matter is often of local scenes of bygone eras.
Heavily influenced by his Grandfather, he used to travel
around the city with him, admiring the Victorian and
Edwardian architecture. His love of historic buildings
inspired him to accurately recreate some of the most iconic
scenes as they were in the day.
The buildings, the people and the lighting are all
translated from meticulous research and a true dedication
and attention to detail.
Steven's talent was recognised when in 1974 he won the
Manchester Evening News Art Competition. A competition open
to professional and amateur artists, people were as
impressed by the skill in his work as they are now. Steven
turned professional shortly after this to satisfy the
increasing demand. He is now greatly sought after by
galleries private collectors throughout the country.
An interesting observation about his paintings is that it is
nearly always 4.15pm and wet. This is down to the fact that
Steven likes to evoke winter's evening rush. It also pays
homage to 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
Steven is one of Manchester's most successful artists with a
string of sell out shows. He continually paints with the
same dedication, imagination and detail for a growing band
of collectors and casual buyers.