It is rare to find artists who are willing to challenge existing convention and experiment with both form and colour, but this is a mark of the work of Steve Capper, an artist who paints the northern landscape is his own unique style.
Steve, who lives on the edge of the Pennines, focuses on the shapes and patterns formed by the clouds, hills and fields surrounding him and emphasises the simplicity of form with the bold and occasionally surreal use of primary colours. His influences are Picasso and Braque, but he perhaps has most in common with the “abstract figuration” of Bernard Buffet. His bold and contemporary use of colour, and willingness to experiment with texture, places him at the forefront of those who are taking the visual motifs of northern art in a new direction.
He trained at Manchester College of Art and has taught and exhibited extensively nationwide, most notably at Gallery Oldham and Saddleworth Museum, and his work is held in numerous private collections.