HIGTON, Stephen William

1950 - ?

Steve Higton

Born in Nottingham in 1950, son of Eric William Higton (1913-1989) and his wife Amy E. née Cooper who married at Nottingham in 1933. He has been painting whilst pursuing a career within the paper industry. A move to Utah, USA in 2005 brought the opportunity to concentrate solely on his art and, with encouragement of fellow artists and success in selling paintings in local exhibitions, he turned professional. Returning to England in 2008 Stephen established himself as a professional artist in the countyside of East Anglia. The coast, landscape and the rich artistic tradition of the county were the magnet that drew him to live and paint here with the sea and the big skies inspirating many of his paintings. A member and exhibitor at Norfolk and Norwich Art Circle and Suffolk Art Society, also holding workshops and demonstrations across the county for art groups which include Southwold, Woodbridge and Beccles Art Circles and The Waterfront Studios in Ipswich. A member of Society for All Artists having won several awards including ‘Best Landscape’, ‘Best Professional Sea and Waterscape' and the Chairman’s Award in their ‘Artist of the year’ competitions in 2011 and 2012 and was also awarded ‘Best in show’ at Framlingham Art Society’s show in 2011. In 2011 two of his painting were purchased for the The House Of Lords Permanent Art Collection. He is married to the artist Mita Higton [q.v.] and their studio is at Castle Villa, Wilby Road, Stradbroke, Eye, Suffolk. www.shigtonart.co.uk

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