Steven Scholes

Steven Scholes captures with great effect a recognisable local History in his paintings. He creates vivid street scenes, enhanced with spectacular light effects; bringing together movement and life from this bygone age.

Steven Scholes is a professional Lancashire artist, born in 1952.

He has been painting from an early age, winning his first award at the age of five. His talent was recognised when in 1974 he was the winner of the Manchester Evening News Art Competition. This was a competition open to professional artists – as well as amateurs. From this, demand for his work increased so much that Steven became a professional artist in 1978.

Steven’s iconic style was greatly influenced by his grandfather, with whom he used to travel around the city throughout his childhood, appreciating the interesting details of the Victorian and Edwardian Architecture. Steven has followed these experiences as an inspiration to capture with great effect a recognisable local History in his work, creating vivid street scenes enhanced with spectacular light effects, bringing together movement and life from this bygone age.

The keen eye will notice that it is regularly 4.05pm in Steven’s paintings, this is not only due to the fact that Steven likes to evoke winter’s evening rush, but also pays homage to Steven’s own life; 4.05pm was a time when walking home from school Steven had time to day-dream, to free his artistic mind from the rigidity of school life. He remembers the time fondly, and cites it as one of the contributing factors to him becoming an artist.

We have exhibited Steven’s paintings here at the Unicorn Gallery for over 30 years, during this time Steven Scholes has held numerous sell-out, one-man exhibitions with us, as well as providing us with a stunning continuous display.

Steven Scholes is greatly sought after by galleries throughout the country, as well as many private collectors.

  • Steven Scholes - The Old Hen Market, Shudehill and The Old Rovers Return, Manchester 1935
    Steven Scholes
    The Old Hen Market, Shudehill and The Old Rovers Return, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes - Oxford Street, Manchester 1938
    Steven Scholes
    Oxford Street, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes - St Mary’s Gate, Manchester 1935
    Steven Scholes
    St Mary’s Gate, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes - Charles Street, Manchester 1928
    Steven Scholes
    Charles Street, Manchester 1928
  • Steven Scholes - Church Street, Liverpool 1934
    Steven Scholes
    Church Street, Liverpool 1934
  • Steven Scholes - Liverpool Rooftops (sketch & key depicting 15 Liverpool landmarks)
    Steven Scholes
    Liverpool Rooftops (sketch & key depicting 15 Liverpool landmarks)
  • Steven Scholes - Piccadilly, Manchester 1938, Looking West
    Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly, Manchester 1938, Looking West
  • Steven Scholes - Oxford Road, Manchester 1938
    Steven Scholes
    Oxford Road, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes - Grove Street, Wilmslow 1908
    Steven Scholes
    Grove Street, Wilmslow 1908
  • Steven Scholes - Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with Wellington Statue
    Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with Wellington Statue
  • Steven Scholes - Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with the Piccadilly Cinema
    Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with the Piccadilly Cinema
  • Steven Scholes - Manchester United 1958
    Steven Scholes
    Manchester United 1958
  • Steven Scholes - Canning Dock, Liverpool 1928
    Steven Scholes
    Canning Dock, Liverpool 1928
  • Steven Scholes - Albert Square, Manchester 1956
    Steven Scholes
    Albert Square, Manchester 1956
  • Steven Scholes - Manchester City 1959
    Steven Scholes
    Manchester City 1959
  • Steven Scholes - Piccadilly, Manchester 1938
    Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes - St Peter’s Square, Manchester 1938
    Steven Scholes
    St Peter’s Square, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes - King Street, Manchester 1938
    Steven Scholes
    King Street, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes - Deansgate and St Ann’s Street, Manchester 1935
    Steven Scholes
    Deansgate and St Ann’s Street, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes - Exchange Station with Oliver Cromwell, Manchester 1936
    Steven Scholes
    Exchange Station with Oliver Cromwell, Manchester 1936
  • Steven Scholes - Canning Dock, Liverpool
    Steven Scholes
    Canning Dock, Liverpool
  • Steven Scholes - Lime Street, Liverpool
    Steven Scholes
    Lime Street, Liverpool
  • Steven Scholes - Deansgate, Manchester 1936
    Steven Scholes
    Deansgate, Manchester 1936
  • Steven Scholes - Piccadilly Manchester 1935
    Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly Manchester 1935
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