Brian Steventon is a Self-Taught Artist. He was drawing and painting at an early age. After leaving School he was employed as an Engineering Apprentice and then moved into Engineering Design. Progressing into Management and more latterly Computer System Design and Project Management. He developed his artistic skills over many years during this period.
He exhibits widely throughout the UK and his work is featured in Stephen Fry's Kingdom series. He was included in the Who's Who in Art - 2010 edition and produced a range of works for the Black Country Living Museum and was a semi-finalist in Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year 2016 He starts his processes by collecting information directly from the subject. Sometimes the sketch becomes the finished work, or it may be used to produce finished work in the studio. His subject matter is wide and varied. He is a responsive artist who paints expressively, stretching his vision into a semi-representational or abstracted work. Colour, shapes and space are important drivers.
He works in Oils, Acrylic, Gouache, Watercolour, Inks, Pastels and Charcoal.
Brian is an elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, The Easel Club, Birmingham Watercolour Society and Birmingham Art Circle. He has tutored throughout the UK and Europe as a lead tutor for Authentic Adventures, the Black Country Living Museum and his own weekly classes.
He has exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The West of England Academy. He has contributed to several publications including The Art of England and The Artist 16. His work is in numerous private collections internationally.