Steven Lingham is a self-taught artist, who has won a number of awards at various wildlife exhibitions.
After a number of years working in the printing industry, and due to the escalating and ever demanding popularity of his paintings, Steven decided to make his life-long hobby into a full-time career in 2003, and since doing so his reputation and skills have gained tremendously.
Steven has a real passion for British birds, the subject matter for which he is most renowned.
He has used a variety of painting media - acrylics, gouache and the occasional pencil drawing, but has finally settled upon oils, which allow him to attain vibrancy in colour and texture. Steven is renowned for the meticulous attention to detail in his paintings, and although can be very labour intensive his work is still rich with light, atmosphere and beauty.
His work can be found in many private collections worldwide, including in the UK, Europe, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and North America.
In 2008 Steven was invited to become a patron of Raptor Rescue, a UK based charity which rehabilitates birds of prey, (which is one of Steven's favourite subjects to paint).
Steven's artwork was selected for inclusion in the prestigious Birds In Art exhibition and tour for 2010 at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin, USA, which is arguably the World's most highly regarded wildlife art exhibition.
Although he has spent the majority of his life living in North Yorkshire, Steven now lives with his fiancee in South Yorkshire.