Brown - International Aviation Artist
Brown is a self-taught artist who has specialised almost
exclusively in aviation subjects for the last 30 years.
Building on a background as a landscape and aviation photographer,
his style carefully combines both these areas of interest.
Stephen’s originals in oil are in much demand and
have been regularly exhibited with the prestigious Guild
of Aviation Artists.
for his originals is high with regular commissions being
undertaken for commercial and private clients as well as
many years Stephen successfully combined a career as a professional
in the IT industry with his passion for art. Recently though he
has chosen to go full time as an aviation artist and in 2002 joined
SWA Fine Art Publishers in order to bring his work to a wider audience
says, “My interest in aviation comes both from my father,
who was a designer at Westland, and from growing up in post war
Britain on a diet of films like 633 Squadron and The Dambusters.
used to combine aircraft and landscape photos in the darkroom with
quite convincing results - when I reached the limit of what I could
do with this I turned to painting to get greater flexibility. Photography
taught me much about composition, colour and contrast - drawing
and brushwork skills, though, have taken a long time to develop.
favourite paintings are those like In Safe Hands where I can combine
the aircraft with a dramatic sky and plenty of period landscape