Steven Scholes

A professional Lancashire artist, born 1952, Steven lives on the outskirts of Manchester.

He has been painting from an early age, winning his first award at the age of five.

Steven’s prolific 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.

Steven’s 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. He is now greatly sought after by galleries throughout the country, as well as many private collectors.

The keen eye will notice that it is always 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.

In late 2007 Steven took part in the Unicorn Gallery’s Northern Artist’s Exhibition, where his work was exhibited alongside L. S. Lowry and Helen Bradley. Widely appreciated by the public Steven’s paintings were a complete sell-out.

  • Steven Scholes
    Oxford Street, Manchester 1959
  • Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly, Manchester 1958
  • Steven Scholes
    Old Shambles, Manchester 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    The Old Shambles, Manchester 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    St Peter’s Square, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes
    Canning Station, Strand Street, Liverpool 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    Clayton Square, Liverpool 1955
  • Steven Scholes
    Roofs and Chimneys 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    Children Playing Football 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Victoria Square, Widnes 1955
  • Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly, Manchester 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Water Street from the Town Hall, Liverpool 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    Market Street, Manchester 1954
  • Steven Scholes
    Oxford Street, Manchester 1951
  • Steven Scholes
    Salthouse Dock, Liverpool 1958
  • Steven Scholes
    The Corner Shop 1958
  • Steven Scholes
    Hulme Hall Lane 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Children Playing in the Street, with Colliery 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Dale Street, Liverpool 1934
  • Steven Scholes
    Manchester Cathedral from Hanging Ditch 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    Evening Shoppers, Underbank, Stockport 1955
  • Steven Scholes
    Late Shoppers, Market Street, Manchester 1958
  • Steven Scholes
    London Road, Manchester 1953
  • Steven Scholes
    Market Street, Manchester 1938
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