Saturday, 24 December 2011

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Liverpool paintings for sale at Rennies of Bold Street.

Some of the Liverpool paintings are now for sale at Rennies art store on Bold Street. All the paintings are available as prints from this site mounted and posted in the U.K for only £12.50; click The Print Shop on the right for more details.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Plum Line

22cm x 12cm oil on canvas.

Back to painting from life in the kitchen.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Talking Heads, Still life painting

21cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas

In Mousehole that morning the village opened its eyes to warm sunshine and chimney smoke before gently easing about its business. Heavy birds sat on sagging clothesline roofs. Old men in bright yellow waders were talking on the harbour sand, fish heads at their feet, wide eyes and silent silver mouths.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Liverpool paintings published in Leisure Painter magazine.

An article in the December issue of the Leisure Painter doing a step by step painting of the Anglican.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Liverpool Painting prints.

At long last I found a really good printer who can turn most of the work into prints. Among other works, The Liverpool Paintings are now available as prints for £12.50.

Printed on guaranteed lightfast Fuji paper.
Image size the same as mounted originals at19cm x 14cm.
Complete with an A4 mount.
Free postage within the U.K.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Art fairs and exhibitions for November

One of the abstracts on offer at the Elevator Auctions 90cm x 60cm oil on canvas.

I’ve got some work in a couple of exhibitions and auctions during November so why not pop along and see the work of dozens of artists at affordable prices.

The Cornerstone Gallery

· November 16-December 7 - Cornerstone Arts Festival presents The Cornerstone Gallery Exhibition - Pre-paid 2011 - exhibition and blind auction of small donated works in The Cornerstone Gallery, at Liverpool Hope University, Shaw Street. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit

Elevator Building

· November 16th Auction of artworks
27 Parliament Street,Liverpool, L8 5RN
At the ground floor café & Bar on Parliament Street side.

CHET Art Fair

· Art Fair 2011 Friday November 25th from 10am to 8.30pm

Saturday November 26th & Sunday November 27th from 10am to 5pm

Preview Evening - Wednesday November 23rd - 6pm to 9.30pm

Crosby Hall Educational Trust
Back Lane Little Crosby Liverpool L23 4UA Telephone: 0151 924 9099

Friday, 28 October 2011

Anglesey's Newborough beach.

21cm x 14cm acrylic on canvas

One of my new found favourite places on the walk to Llanddwyn Island.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Liverpool paintings

Last chance to see some of the Liverpool paintings at Editions Gallery on Cook Street in Liverpool, Saturday is the last day of the exhibition. The project is also in the November issue of 'Leisure painter' magazine availble in the shops now. The magazine is also featuring a step by step demo of a Liverpool painting in next months issue

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

One week in Cornwall.

We spent the morning in Falmouth where I came across a portrait by one of my favourite painters, John Singer Sargent, and then moved on to paint at Gunwalloe in the afternoon. Oil on canvas 25cm x 18cm.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

One week in Cornwall.

A walk along the mining coast from Pendeen to Cape Cornwall where I took time out to do a painting of the last leg with the Cape in the distance and the Brisons out at sea. It was grey and blowing a gale but what a day, shame I cant paint the wind. The small pochade box I use really comes into its own on days like this, with the canvas set into the box lid my painting station doesn't turn into a kite like work on an easil might.

Acrylic on canvas 21cm x 21cm

Saturday, 15 October 2011

One week in Cornwall

Drawings from the sketchbook and finishing one of the days at Gweek with a watercolour.

Liverpool paintings published in Leisure Painter.

There’s a four page spread all about the Liverpool paintings in the November issue of Leisure Painter magazine which is in the shops now. The magazine uses 7 images from the collection of over 130 and in next month’s issue there is a step by step article on creating one of the pieces.
A couple of the works went for sale last night along with some still life paintings at the exhibition at Editions on Cook Street which runs for a couple of weeks selling originals and prints

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Steve Strode Exhibition in Liverpool.

All the Liverpool paintings are 21cm x 14cm and are also available as prints

61cm x 61cm mixed media

21cm x 14cm originals and prints

Steve Strode at Editions Contemporary Art.
14th October-29th October

There are three strands to work at Editions which will be on show, the Liverpool paintings, the landscapes and still life.
May 2010 saw the beginning of a yearlong project painting the city of Liverpool which culminated in 125 pieces of work. In the coming months the paintings will be featured in consecutive issues of Leisure Painter magazine.
Then landscapes are the result of frequent visits to the West Penwith coast in Cornwall.
The still life paintings are part of a series which includes the addition of text for still life with a twist.

Editions Limited
16 Cook Street,
Liverpool, L2 9RF.
tel 0151 236 4236

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

One week in Cornwall

7 x 5 watercolour and sketchbook drawing at St Ives harbour later in the day after doing the beach drawings.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Painting Class.

Here is the upload of last weeks painting for people who want to have another go at home. Remember to refer to your sheets on using acrylic like watercolour. See you next week.

Monday, 10 October 2011

One week in Cornwall.

Just back from a week painting, drawing and walking along the West Penwith coast of Cornwall. The first stop was St. Ives where we could have just walked into summer it was so hot. I managed to get some sketches done on the beach.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Liverpool painting No. 127. Regent Road II

21cm 14cm acrylic on canvas.

Always fancied doing a companion piece for Bramley Moore Dock that I did some time ago on the same stretch of dock road warehouses and harbours.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Waiting for the chop.

14cm x 9cm oil on canvas.

I think this must be my onion stage.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011



10cm x 10cm oil on canvas board. Mounted to fit a standard frame.

Price...Email me an offer on any of these paintings and it could be yours.

I've starting getting a set of these small oils so I'll probably do a few more yet. This will go with the others where I think the size and the lighting holds them together.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Painting class starting in September.

Kurtb Jackson, acrylic 7.5ins x 7.5ins 1997.

Copy of a painting based on a Kurt Jackson for the class.

It's that time of year again and the classes are enrolling for September.

Learn to paint with Steve Strode a fully qualified tutor with a Bachelor of Education and a Masters Degree. An Artist with over ten years experience providing both painting and drawing classes for adult education. Using a variety of techniques with acrylic paint, you will create landscapes, seascapes, townscapes and portraiture. You will learn all about watercolour and oil techniques, perspective, colour basics and lots more. There will be between 12 to 15 places available. Book your place on the next course starting Tuesday 27th September 10 – 12 noon at: S.A.R.A. Hall Rundle Road Aigburth Liverpool L17 0AQ All classes are supported with artist led step by step painting demonstrations, and regular handouts. 10 two hours sessions, for just £60.