Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK
Acrylic on canvas 59x59cm framed £825
Acrylic on canvas 54x54cm framed £825
Acrylic on board 54x45cm framed £700
Acrylic on canvas 65x80cm framed £1400
Acrylic on board 45x60cm framed £725
Acrylic on board 42x50cm framed £650
Acrylic on canvas 34x44cm (52x62cm framed) £825
Acrylic on canvas 49x39cm (67x57cm framed) £1200
Acrylic on canvas 64x54cm framed £1200
Acrylic on board 42.5x50cm framed £650
Acrylic on board 42.5x55cm framed £675
Acrylic on board 44.5x50cm framed £650
Acrylic on board 50x45cm framed £650
Acrylic on board 60x70cm framed £1200
About the Artist
Steve Capper attended Manchester’s High School of Art in 1955, at the age of eleven years, followed by the Manchester College of Art in 1962 and then Bretton Hall College in 1965.
He taught painting for thirty years as head of a large art faculty in an Oldham comprehensive school, before taking early retirement in 1996 to concentrate on producing his own work.
The artist lives and works near Oldham, in the Pennines, and these hills have had a major influence on his work. The hills and valleys, together with the man-made environs, produce simple, individual shapes which combine to form more complex images. Moreover, the shapes and patterns provide an ideal vehicle for the artist’s work with colour; his use of primary colours both enhances and emphasises the fascinating aspects of this special environment.
He produces on-the-spot sketches which are then taken into his studio where he re-works them into a painting. Both his landscapes and his still-life paintings reflect the influences of the cubists and the fauves.