Stephen Guyon Bird

Is an artist based in North Yorkshire, UK

Stephen is a visual storyteller; he tells stories through the pictures he makes.  He draws from life and from landscape, but many of his works are narrative in nature.  In his paintings a mermaid rides her Lambretta through the docklands; Salome dances in a downtown bar; archangels walk the city streets and Jonah meets Leviathan in the Thames.  In many of his works there are references to the early saints and parables, Classical myths and legends – many set in pre-boom London including Deptford pubs, rooms in Lambeth, red pillar boxes, Routemaster buses, bicycles and scooters. Other paintings are set in the rugged coastline of north Devon, or a Scottish island – places Stephen returns to every year. His works express a preoccupation with the mechanics of drawing and painting and the new worlds that can be created simply through putting marks down on paper, board or canvas.

North Yorkshire Open Studio Virtual Exibition 2020

Alumni and Fellowships

Goldsmiths

Chelsea School Of Art

Farmington Institute, Oxford University

Recent Exhibitions

2018, 2019, 2020 

North Yorkshire Open Studios

2018

Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House

2017

Ripon Cathedral

2016

Durham Cathedral

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