Born in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, Steven initially studied at Dyfed College of Art before gaining a BA (Hons) Degree from Newport School of Art and an MA from The University of Reading, followed by a PGCE from The University of Wales.
His work is based on a fundamental fascination with inanimate objects and the sense of drama that these seemingly everyday forms can convey when depicted in a particular setting or in relation with each other.
The meticulous description of these forms is not mere representation, but is a process of drawing potent information from the objects depicted through a sensitive and atmospheric use of watercolour and through this, creating a richness and depth not commonly associated with the medium.
Steven is an elected member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and has been a Fine Art lecturer and professional artist since 1991. His work is exhibited worldwide and is part of many private and public collections.