Stephen has his own unique style and has adopted a narrower format which can be used horizontally or vertically. He paints ‘en plein air’ because he feels that it captures the immediacy and freshness of the Scillonian landscape. He is strongly drawn to colour, occasionally painting well-known island views but choosing a different, perhaps unusual, perspective. Stephen prefers the traditional use of watercolour to produce sweeping atmospheric skies and sea without using body colour. He mixes his media with the addition of inks and pastels. In the past, he experimented with a range of different media from oils to pastels, inks to charcoal, on projects like murals and large works. When painting on the beach, he uses sand, stone, shells, seaweed etc., combined with the watercolour.

Agapanthus Harbour
Agapanthus Harbour

Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel 26 ½ inches wide x 9 ½ inches high. “This was painted in August 2011 on the grassy bank near Beachfield House on Thomas Porth on sunny afternoons with a bright silvery sea. … Read More

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Donald’s Agapanthus
Donald’s Agapanthus

Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel 36 1/2 inches wide x 19 1/2 inches high. – “One of my very large paintings. Painted on sunny afternoons in August 2010. My neighbour Donald May, who lives at Thomas Porth, planted … Read More

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Garrison Garden
Garrison Garden

Giclee print – Original painting Pure watercolour. 27 inches tall by 9 ¾ inches wide. — “This was painted in early summer 2003 and took quite a long time. There is a lot of detail here! I find if I … Read More

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Higher Town Afternoon, St Martins
Higher Town Afternoon, St Martins

Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel 27 ½ inches x 9 ½ inches wide. — “Painted at the end of June in 2011. I tried several times to paint off island this year but lack of consistent good weather … Read More

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Moyana Mesembryanthemums (St Marys)
Moyana Mesembryanthemums (St Marys)

Giclee print – Original painting, watercolour with a little pastel. 27 ½ inches by 9 ½ inches. — “This was painted in late July 2008, a time of year when many stone walls are smothered in flamboyant Mesembryanthemums. This house, … Read More

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Oyster Catchers and Pebbles  (Porthloo Beach)
Oyster Catchers and Pebbles (Porthloo Beach)

Giclee print – Watercolour with a little pastel. 27 ½ inches tall x 9 ¾ inches wide. — “Painted on Porthloo Beach on a late afternoon/ evening in May 2008. You have to look hard to see the oyster catchers. … Read More

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Passing Boats Droppy Nose Point Bryher
Passing Boats Droppy Nose Point Bryher

Giclee print – Original painting Watercolour with some pastel. 27 ¾ inches by 9 ¾ inches. — “Painted over a weekend break on Bryher October 2008, not far from the Hell Bay Hotel (which is not actually on Hell Bay). … Read More

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Past Times, Town Beach – St Marys
Past Times, Town Beach – St Marys

Watercolour with pastel, sand, stone and shell, crab and pottery! — Original painting approx 9 ¾ wide inches by 27 ¾ inches tall. — Price unframed £400 (GBP 400) — “In past times this area of Town Beach near the … Read More

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Pebbles, Carn Leh, Old Town, St. Marys
Pebbles, Carn Leh, Old Town, St. Marys

Giclee print – Pure watercolour. 27 inches tall x 9 ¾ inches wide. “This was painted on a warm Autumn morning in 2005. The cove beyond Carn Leh, ( on the west side of Old Town Bay), is full of … Read More

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Pelistry Seat, St Marys
Pelistry Seat, St Marys

Giclee print – Watercolour with a little pastel. 27 inches by 9 inches. — “This was painted in Spring 2006 early in the morning on what was to become a hot day. The beach was deserted except for the ubiquitous … Read More

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Slippen on the Sand, Porthmellon Beach St. Marys
Slippen on the Sand, Porthmellon Beach St. Marys

Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel. Original painting 27 inches tall x 9 3/4 inches wide. — “This was painted in the Summer of 2005. It was a sunny blustery afternoon in front of the gig sheds on Porthcressa … Read More

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Taylors Sunset, Porthloo Beach, St. Marys
Taylors Sunset, Porthloo Beach, St. Marys

Giclee print – Watercolour with some pastel and sand. 27 ½ inches x 9 ½ inches wide. — “Painted in the Spring of 2010, from the north end of our beach. Our beach faces west and so we see the … Read More

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Winter on Pendrathen Beach – St Marys
Winter on Pendrathen Beach – St Marys

Giclee print – Watercolour with pastel, sand, stone and shell . 27 ¾ inches tall x 9 ¾ inches wide. — “I froze to the bone doing this painting in January 2008. But the light and sky were fantastic. Pendrathen … Read More

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