Stephen Park was born in 1953 in Birmingham. He first started painting at the tender age of twelve, although his real enthusiasm for art did not begin until the age of fifteen. Influenced by the famous artist John Constable, Stephen first set about painting landscapes and seascapes, from which he took some of his very first commissions.
In 1980 Stephen decided to extend his art to wildlife, although it was not until a trip to Kenya in the late 1980s that his passion was awakened to the true beauty of this subject. “There is a very special feeling when you actually experience these animals in their natural habitat”, and so it was that Stephen embarked upon painting these magnificent creatures.
After specialising in painting African Wildlife he has embarked on including native wildlife into his portfolio. Stephen has rapidly created a great demand and following for his British wildlife studies. These have included Hares, Foxes, Badgers and Squirrels.
He has had commissions from as far afield as the USA, Australia and Europe. It can take many weeks of research and long hours at the easel to produce a painting of the quality that is required in today’s market.