By Steve Caldwell
© Steve Caldwell
Steve Caldwell undertook foundation studies at Wirral Metropolitan College followed by an HND in medical illustration at North East Wales Institute. His work has been seen in the annual exhibitions of the Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal Society of British Artists and the RBSA Portrait Prize Exhibition, being a triple prize winner in 2013. He was previously included in the BP Portrait Award in 2014, 2015 and 2020.
The portrait is of the artist’s friend, the actor Paterson Joseph who agreed to sit for his portrait. Caldwell says: ‘I aimed to produce a naturalistic, unaffected work using a high level of detail to describe both Paterson’s thoughtfulness and strong physical presence.’