'Working outdoors whenever possible I look to capture what I see in the everyday, modern world around me, working in all weather conditions from direct observation. I occassionally develop larger works from these paintings in the studio.

I also have a passion for still life painting, capturing everyday objects and nostalgic items that I have collected throughout my life that link me to personal memories of people and places.'


All works are in oils on either panel or canvas.

All images are Copyright Steven P Smith.

BORN  Preston, Lancashire in 1974


MAFA   Full member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, elected as a coucil member in 2021


THE NORTHERN BOYS Active member of this distinguished group of outdoor painters



Upcoming Events



The Northern Boys Live                              Gloucestershire Arts Festival                     

29th July - 31st July 2022


'MAFA' mixed exhibition                             Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery           

1st October - 18th November 2022


'North By Northwest'                                  Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester

29 October - 20th November 2022

Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2021 Annual Exhibition


This still life oil painting, 'HP SAUCE SACHET' was exhibited and sold at the ROI 2021 Annual Exhibition, 24th November - December 5th 2021 at Mall Galleries, London.


The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in the Oils. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement to all who love this robust medium and is based at the Mall Galleries, London SW1.



A full member of Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (MAFA) and elected a MAFA council member in 2021.

The next exhibitions planned will be at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery from 1st October to 18th November 2022.



The Northern Boys


After a successful inaugural exhibition with 'The Northern Boys' at Contemporary Six Gallery, Manchester in 2019, and successful shows with the group in 2020 and 2021 at Windermere Fine Art gallery, I regularly have work available in both of these prestigious galleries.

The group are working towards a major exhibition in London after plans for a show in 2020 had to be postponed due to the pandemic.



'Back In The City' Mixed exhibition                               Windermere Fine Art Gallery 1

22 April - 22nd May 2022


'Euphoria' An Exhibition In Oils                                    The Gallery, Holt, Norfolk

23rd April - 31st May 2022


'The Lake District' Mixed Exhibition                              Windermere Fine Art Gallery 1

1st June - 30th June 2022


'Summer Show' Mixed Exhibition                                 Windermere Fine Art Gallery 1

1st July - 23rd July 2022




'10+1' mixed exhibition                                                 Contemporary Six, Manchester

December 4th 2021 - January 2022


'WFA Autumn/Winter Show' mixed exhibition               Windermere Fine Art gallery

1st October 2021 - February 2022


Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition           Mall Galleries, London

November 24th - December 5th 2021


MAFA 'All The Best' mixed exhibition                           Dean Clough, Halifax

October 30th - November 20th 2021


Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition        Mall Galleries, London

September 30th - October 10th 2021


'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                          Windermere Fine Art Gallery

July 31st - August 31st 2021


MAFA 'Art Of Every Day' group exhibition                  Gallery Oldham

18th May 26th June 2021



Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition       Mall Galleries, London

September 30th - October 10th 2020


'10' mixed exhibition                                                   Contemporary Six, Manchester

November 27th 2020 - January 2021


'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                         Windermere Fine Art Gallery

September 2020 - January 2021



MAFA 'Small Works' group exhibition                          The Whitaker Gallery, Rawtenstall

December 2019 - February 2020


MAFA 'Autumn Exhibition' group exhibition                 Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery

21st September - 1st November 2019


MAFA group exhibition                                                 The Atkinson Gallery, Southport

July 2019


'The Northern Boys' group exhibition                           Contemporary Six, Manchester

May 2019


'Busman's holiday' mixed exhibition                             Picture House Gallery, Padiham

April 2019



PRESTON PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2022                       2ND PLACE                                             PRESTON GUILD HALL


PRESTON PORTRAIT CHALLENGE 2019                       1ST PLACE                                             PRESTON HARRIS MUSEUM


PAINTING PADIHAM 2019                                                 PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER

                                                                                             3RD PLACE OVERALL



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