Stephen works with print, paint and letterpress to create text-based works which articulate the problems, frustrations and barriers that he struggles against when trying to live independently.
He has been a member of Pyramid for many years and works collaboratively in the Ribblehead Group as well as being a solo artist.
Stephen created Moan Mats for the BEYOND Festival in 2018 – a series of site specific multiples, banners and prints.
The Only Way Is Up was a print based work which he designed specifically for the staircase gallery in Leeds Town Hall.
As part of the Ribblehead Group, Stephen has exhibited in several major galleries and many cultural events in Leeds. In 2016 the group created Bringing the Outside In, a multi-artform exploration of the strip of south Leeds between Pyramid in Holbeck and The Tetley, which was then exhibited in The Tetley.
Stephen also exhibited at The Tetley as part of Pyramid’s Hidden Art / Hidden Artists exhibition, in which three current artists created responses to an exploration of the Pyramid archive, and specifically to work made by our founder members within the walls of Meanwood Park Hospital.
He is currently taking part in the Exchange 62 artist residential programme and has revealed his talent for poetry. You can read Stephen’s poems by clicking here.