Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 75.0cm x 60.0cm (29.5″ x 23.5″)
I find myself drawn to the same areas of Manchester to both sketch and paint due to their vibrancy, colour, architecture and light. This location is a busy junction where two major arteries into the city meet. It has a remarkable mixture of old Victorian Manchester and the incredibly modern. The railway bridge provides a useful horizontal in the composition and given the city's growth, buildings now grow around this location meaning that few of my paintings or drawings from this elevated point look the same.
Deansgate by Steven Royles
Steven Royles lives and works in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. Steven is an award winning artist, with an honours degree in Fine Art, whose work has focused primarily on the depiction of Manchester and the surrounding areas. More recently, with the advent of the pandemic, Steven has turned to drawing nature in charcoal. Steven has exhibited nationally, including at the Nationwide Mercury Art Prize in 2006 and at the Everyman Art gallery in 2010. Steven was also a finalist on the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition in 2019.