Steve Thoms – Born 1960, Blackburn, Lancashire
Steve Thoms has always had the drive and practical ambition of being a successful artist. Already an accomplished artist and cartoonist, he started painting seriously in 1981 and became a full time artist in 1992.
Steve paints principally in oils, and has lectured and demonstrated oil and acrylic painting techniques to art societies throughout the North of England. His emotive style of paintings influenced by Edward Hopper and other American impressionists who mastered the technique of capturing bright sunlight and deep shadow to provide an instant vitality to their work.
An artist of natural ability, Steve has developed his own unique way of using relatively simple ideas and scenes to provide stunning oil paintings that encapsulate the true ambience of different countries in a dramatic way.
He has exhibited throughout the country and the U.S.A, where he has had many commissions.