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Steve Whitehead

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Steve Whitehead is a painter mostly working in a hyper-realist vein. Most of his paintings are landscapes, whether rural or urban. Since moving to Scarborough in 1995, he has become fascinated by the Yorkshire coast, moors and wolds. Recently Steve has completed commissions of portrait, landscape and ‘country house’ subjects.

His paintings are based on direct observation drawings as well as photographs; with landscape subjects he may visit a site many times to acquire varied documentation before deciding on a composition.

Steve is happy working in a range of media, supports and scales. Currently he mainly works in acrylic, but he has also made many paintings in oil, egg tempera and watercolour. They vary in dimension from postcard size to seven feet wide, mostly somewhere in between.

Steve has exhibited regularly in London galleries since 1998.

Current methods of working: Public Commission, Private Commission