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About the artist

Steve Caldwell is a contemporary portrait and figurative artist. He has exhibited twice in the prestigious BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery in London and shows regularly with The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters. He is also a triple prize winner in The RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition.

Using his training as a medical artist, Caldwell paints meticulous and intimate works using detail and texture to reinforce the identity and realism of the sitter. His work is informed and influenced by a love of the paintings of Andrew Wyeth, Degas, Holbein and Chuck Close. He creates decidedly contemporary paintings which affectionately acknowledge the history of classical portraiture.

Selected exhibitions:

The Wirral Society of Arts Open Exhibition 1996/2012.

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012/2014/2015 at The Mall Galleries, London.

The Cork Street Open Exhibition 2012.

Realism @ The Gallery Liverpool 2013.

The RBSA Portrait Prize 2013/2015/2017 (prize winner on each occasion).

Morecambe Unframed 2013.

Artists & Illustrators Magazine Artists of the Year Exhibition 2013 at The Mall Galleries.

The BP Portrait Award 2014 & 2015 at The National Portrait Gallery, London.

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Open Exhibition 2014/2017/18/19.

Brave New Realists @ GoFigurative 2014, Hampstead.

Orchar Fine Art Spring Exhibition 2016.
Orchar Fine Art Winter Exhibition 2017.

The Jacksons Art Open Painting Prize 2017 (shortlisted).

Art Interest 2018 Camden, London.

The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2018.
Orchar Fine Art Summer Collection 2018.
The Jacksons Art Open Painting Prize 2018 (shortlisted).
The Hampstead Affordable Art Fair 2018.

The Edinburgh Art Fair 2018.

Selected clients include Bloomberg Markets Magazine, Scholastic, MIWK Publishing, Puffin Books, DC Thompson, Severnhouse and IPC.