WILDLIFE ARTIST - PHOTOGRAPHER - TUTOR - SPEAKER - MOTIVATOR - WEBSITE DESIGNER
Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His love of wildlife and the need for illustrations for news letters lead to an artistic future.
After a management career in the ceramic industry for 20 years Steve set his sights on an artistic future. 25 years had elapsed since he last attended High School Art classes and the first step was to undertake VCE Studio Art. The first year of his artistic career resulted in, distinctions in VCE, a proposal from a leading publisher for an illustrated book and the sale of his first Wildlife paintings. This rapid rise has continued, his work has featured in a books, graphic displays, numerous environmental news letters and a R.S.P.C.A. Calendar and an 8 page feature in ‘The Artist's Palette magazine’ has show cased his work.
His work has attracted a number awards, Which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna - Moomba Art Show. His passion for Wildlife shows in his works which are included in local an international collections and are in demand for galleries and as private commissions.
An ever-present desire for improvement has been pursued through classes:
Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips)
Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine.
Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell
and through detailed study of the Wildlife and its environment. Through numerous reference gathering trips around Australia. His African travels include, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia & Rwanda.
Stephen has served as the Secretary and committee member of the
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia Inc.
He takes classes locally (Upwey) and week long wildlife art workshops at venues around Australia and since 2008 Africa.