Born in Worthing UK in 1960, Steve moved to Wales as a child and undertook his professional training in Fine Art and Painting at Cardiff. Between 1985 and 2002, he exhibited widely and developed an international reputation for Kite Art.

In the early 90’s Steve began spending time in Spain and in 1998 returned to oil painting. Most of his paintings are to commission and alongside kites they are held in numerous private collections around the world.

After 11 years as a paragliding pilot; starting to fly paramotors in 2006, gave Steve the opportunity to be in the air and concentrate on the subtleties of the land. What he saw, and was drawn to, was this textural landscape and mark-making that directly links to his latest paintings. The camera has become the perfect tool to capture and convey this world. These aerial images make up his current work are both revealing and compelling.

‘When I am in the air, suspended from my paraglider, I seek to capture an essence of the world. I am drawn to the abstraction, the mark making and the colour fields I see – the ordered nature of man’s touch on the landscape and sometimes, so very often, by the poetry of the unintentional. It’s a fluid ethereal landscape from above where definition and form change constantly with the light.

Kites have been a part of my life for many years. Kites are the soul, they are longing and desire; they convey our deepest wishes – cast free, held by a single line, they tug not just on your hand but deep within. My recent kites are human scale, black and white and initially inspired by the Selknam Tribe’s painted body decoration from Tierra del Fuego in southern Patagonia. I like to challenge our preconception of the kite as a colourful child plaything; I prefer to explore the darker nature of ourselves and let loose these ideas skywards.’