Steve is an established artist
whose work has been highlighted by Television, Radio and
Magazine and News paper interviews.
Click on the articles
photo below to see a sample of news paper reports about the
artist and his work.
He has Collectors
of his work world wide from the United States and Canada to
Hong Kong, Not forgetting to mention a loyal following of
collectors at home in the UK.
" Its great
to meet collectors of my work whenever we hold exhibitions,
when I do after dinner Speaking , or if I'm asked to make
presentations or doing a signing event. All the Collectors
of my work are very special people . It's great to be able
to share my art work with people from all walks of life and
from different countries and backgrounds. My work is very
individual, and so its far more personal to each of my collectors
as each painting tells a story. I have so many wonderful letters
from our collectors who see their own story in each of my
paintings. Maybe it's simply a chance to sit and loose ones
self for a quiet moment in of a one of my paintings. So many
of the wonderful letters I have received from our collectors
and meeting so many special people inspiring me even more
to put brush to canvas."
the brush glides to tell its story the artist gives a little
bit of his sole to give life to the painting for all to enjoy."
Above: Steve pays
attention to the detail of a Formula 1 Racing Car car, but
also captures the atmosphere of excitement and glamour of
the Monaco Circuit.
Steve became known
as an artist when he turned his attention to the glamorous
world of Motorsport. His ability to capture the atmosphere
of the world's most spectacular cars, drivers and motor racing
scenes, made his paintings increasingly more collectable.
His repertoire now
include Aviation, portrait, landscape, sea scape and much
He was Born in England
in the mid 1960's. Steve worked in engineering and commercial
diving before becoming a full time dedicated artist. His passion
for motorsport and Aviation developed from an early age.
Preserving our Aviation
Above: Steve Harper -
The Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth , seated in
the beautifully restored Mk 5 Spitfire
For a many of years Steve
has dedicated much of his time to Charity and to
the preservation of our Aviation and Motoring Heritage.
Having come from a long line
of engineers with links to Motoring and Aviation,
Steve feels it is important to preserve our heritage
for future generations.
Steve has for a number of
years donated Prints and works of art to a number
of Museums and Societies up and down the length
He was been inspired by the
dedication of members of "The
Aerospace Museum Society Cosford" with
whome over the years, he has made many friends.
He assisted them by promoting the Cosford Dance
by donating a special piece of art work to be presented
at their events . This helped boost the profile
of the Cosford dance and the media coverage helped
to generate funds for their charitable work.
to his involvement with the world famous
" Shuttleworth Collection" and
Members of "The
Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society " this
has inspired a number of his paintings.
was greatly honoured to be awarded an "Honorary
life Membership of the SVAS"
for his services to Aviation in 2011.
Above Steve being Awarded
life Membership of the SVAS"
by Ken Cox MBE
On 6th July 2015 Steve received
a further great honour being appointed "The
Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth" by
the Trustees and Princess Charlotte of Croy at a
banquet, in honour of his appointment, at the Old
warden park house, ancestral home to the Shuttleworth
family and centerpiece of the Shuttleworth
proud of my roll as The Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth
and my association with the SVAS.
To be inspired by the
dedication of these amazing people, many of whome
have become dear friends, is both humbling and reminds
of the responsibility I have as an artist, public
speaker and Ambassador of Shuttleworth, to capture
the story of our Aviation past on canvas to tell
the story for future generations .
I hope that all I do
for the furthering of education and dedication to
charity can inspire the engineers, designers and
aviators of the the future.
I hope that my work reflects
the dedication of all involved with keeping our
rich heritage of alive."
continues to dedicate himself to the cause of preservation
of our motoring, Maritime and Aviation heritage
for future generations to learn from and enjoy.
Now Steve is able
to share his love of motor racing, Aviation Art and many other
wonderful subjects he has covered over the many years of being
an artist. Beautiful Land
scapes and Portraits , Maritime and many other themes. With
an increasing number of collectors of his works of art. His
range of commissions and the new "Harper Design Collection"
is bringing his work to many more people.
Above: Left :Art work
and Collectibles from the "Harper Design Collection".
Centre: Artist Steve at an exhibition of his work. Right:
Members of the public enjoying looking at the originals from
the collection on exhibition at the RAF Museum Cosford.
Steve says ""
My roll as an artist is not merely to put paint on canvas,
but to tell a story that draws the viewer into the scene depicted.
A photograph captures a fact, but In the art work I create
I try to capture an emotion, a moment in time captured and
preserved in a very personal way for the enjoyment of the
viewer and collector of my work.."
As you can see Steve
manages to portray the essence of many beautiful subjects
that capture not only the moment but the emotion in his works
best wishes to our new and regular Collectors. I hope you
enjoy our web site and may I wish you Happy Collecting.