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
    Back Streets 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Mill Town 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    The Three Bridges, Runcorn 1961
  • Steven Scholes
    Manchester from the roof of Chetham’s School
  • Steven Scholes
    Mosley Street, Manchester 1936
  • Steven Scholes
    Oxford Street, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes
    The Old Shambles, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes
    View from Dale Street, across Castle Street, towards Water Street, Liverpool 1935
  • Steven Scholes
    Everton Brow, Liverpool 1962
  • Steven Scholes
    Manchester in the Rain, from Corporation Street, 1938
  • Steven Scholes
    Victoria Square, Widnes 1908
  • Steven Scholes
    The Transporter Bridge Widnes 1908
  • Steven Scholes
    The Old Hen Market, Shudehill and The Old Rovers Return, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes
    Oxford Street, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes
    St Mary’s Gate, Manchester 1935
  • Steven Scholes
    Charles Street, Manchester 1928
  • Steven Scholes
    Church Street, Liverpool 1934
  • Steven Scholes
    Liverpool Rooftops (sketch & key depicting 15 Liverpool landmarks)
  • Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly, Manchester 1938, Looking West
  • Steven Scholes
    Oxford Road, Manchester 1938
  • Steven Scholes
    Grove Street, Wilmslow 1908
  • Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with Wellington Statue
  • Steven Scholes
    Piccadilly Manchester 1935, with the Piccadilly Cinema
  • Steven Scholes
    Manchester United 1958
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