Stephen Roby

Full of humour and light, Stephen Roby's original ‘Snorkies’ paintings are perfect for anyone wanting to add a touch of nostalgic humour to their living space. From family scenes to sport, this relatable series is inspired by memories of his childhood in Northern England.

Stephen Roby was born in Liverpool and moved to Widnes aged 2. Behind every artwork is a story, and Stephen Roby’s own tale began with a working-class childhood in the 1970s, where money was scarce, but memories could be made for free. Peppered with touching anecdotes, this humorous series of original works takes viewers through a narrative that weaves real life with the imaginary.

Completely self-taught, the former IT engineer works mainly in oils for his figurative and new ‘Snorkies’ paintings. No matter our age or background, we can recognise ourselves and become a part of the story.

Stephen Roby derives his full palette from just five colours; inspired by Impressionist painters like Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Joaquín Sorolla, Pierre Adolphe Valette and L.S. Lowry; he mixes colours to create the illusion of light and shadow.

An avid people-watcher, Stephen draws upon real-life memories and experiences – including his own friends and family. Each painting takes up to two months to complete, and is part of an intimate emotional connection between the artist and his creation. Whether his paintings make you laugh, smile or roll your eyes in recognition, they will ultimately make you feel and remember life beyond the canvas.

  • Stephen Roby, Original Snorkie Painting, Dad’s Old Boots
    Stephen Roby
    Dad’s Old Boots
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
  • Stephen Roby, Original Snorkie Painting, You’ll Never Walk Alone Stevie
    Stephen Roby
    You’ll Never Walk Alone Stevie
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
  • Stephen Roby, Original Painting, Higher! Featuring Fiddler's Ferry Power Station
    Stephen Roby
    Higher!
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
  • Stephen Roby, Original Painting, Snorkies collection, Best Seat in the House
    Stephen Roby
    Best Seat in the House
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
  • Stephen Roby, Original Painting, Snorkies collection, I Love You Dad
    Stephen Roby
    I Love You Dad
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
  • Stephen Roby, Original Painting, Snorkies collection, Is he really our brother Dad?
    Stephen Roby
    Is he really our brother Dad?
    Price: £595.00 inc VAT
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