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Steven Royles

Born in Withington, Manchester, 1982

Lives and works in Bolton, Greater Manchester.


My recent work is focused primarily on the depiction of Manchester and the surrounding areas. I attempt to capture the vibrant and rapidly changing landscape that I encounter daily. Through the use of both photography and sketching, a composition evolves which is then used as a starting point for a canvas. Each painting fluctuates between abstraction and representational painting as the process of application, scraping, editing and reworking, builds towards something that I hope is as exciting and intriguing as a moment in the city can be.


Education

Bath Spa University, 2003

U.C.L.A.N, Ba(hons) Fine Art, 2006


Exhibitions

Bolton Open Art, Bolton Museum (1st place) 2006

Nationwide Mercury Art Prize, 2006

Everyman Art gallery, 2010


SKY Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Finalist, 2019