With a degree in design, Belfast contemporary artist Stephen Whalley began a promising career in 2008 with his colourful abstract landscapes.
Stephen’s oil painted landscapes which include everything from the Dark Hedges in Ballymoney made famous by Game of Thrones to the beautiful North Coast or the iconic Harland & Wolff cranes at the famous Belfast shipyard.
Growing up in an inspirational family – Stephen’s father, Jake was a plater in the famous Harland & Wolff shipyard for over 45 years and his grandfather carved out a promising boxing and wrestling career. One of his great Grandfathers was a gifted sign writer in Belfast too, so the family have all different talents in using their hands!
Stephen’s love of painting landscapes sees him working in oil, using lots of different tools to create the correct distribution of colour and texture.
An intuitive painter, Stephen uses a free style to paint washed out, moody hues for the sky’s while choosing knives and metal with which to apply details in oils in a more stylised way.