Artist Steve Harper & The Harper Design Collection

Meet Artist Steve Harper.


British Artist Steve Harper withpainting of  Bleriot and other aircraft

Steve Harper is an established artist and illustrator based in the UK.

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 including the United States , Canada and, France, anda loyal following of collectors at home in the UK.

Steve says:

" 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."

Charity presentation by Artist Steve Harper Signing event at RAF Museum Cosford with Artist Steve Harper
Above signing and presentation events with the Artist.

Steve Harper Artist Steve Harper Artist with Montoya  Formula 1 painting

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 more.

He was Born in England in the mid 1960's. Steve worked in engineering and commercial diving before becoming a full time dedicated artist and illustrator. His passion for motorsport and Aviation developed from an early age.


Below: Steve before he became a full time artist, was a Deep Sea Diver and Diving Instructor.

Steve Harper is a Deep Diving speciality  instructor Steve Harper Using Hard Hat  "Standard Dress"  vintage diving equipment Steve Harper Diving instructor with Camera

Steve spends as much time as possible with the actual cars and Aircraft he captures on canvas. Here with The Avro Tutor and the finished result on canvas

Painting of Sir Jackie Stewart in the Tyrel 005 by Artist Steve Harper Steve with Jackie Stewarts's Tyrrell

The hours of research all come together with motor sport history coming to life for collectors of his work to enjoy. Here we see Jackie Stewart's fabulous Tyrrell in all its glory on the canvas and Steve with the actual car.

News Paper Article about the Unvailing of  the Jackie Stewart Painting by Steve HarperNews Paper articles about Noted Artist Steve Harper  the Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth

Media interest in his works of art have made Steve's Art work and prints highly collectable.


Preserving our Aviation Heritage

Artist Steve Harper the Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth in the beautifully restored  cockpit of the Mk 5 c Spitfire  at Shuttleworth

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 of England.

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.

This lead to his involvement with the world famous " Shuttleworth Collection" and Members of "The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society " this involvement has inspired a number of his paintings.

Steve was greatly honoured to be awarded an "Honorary life Membership of the SVAS" for his services to Aviation in 2011.


Steve Harper receiving his  Honorary Life Membership of the Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society  Ken Cox OBE

Above Steve being Awarded his "Honorary 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 Trust.

The Appointment of Artist Steve Harper  as  The Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth Seve Harper at his appointment as "The  Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth"

Steve Says:

"I'm enormously proud of my roll as The Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth and my association with the SVAS.(The Shuttleworth Veteran Aeroplane Society)

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."

Steve continues in his Charity work to dedicate himself to the cause of preservation of our motoring, Maritime and Aviation heritage for future generations to learn from and enjoy.


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.

Works of art by Artist Steve Harper UK Artist and Illustrator Steve Harper Visitors enjoying the New  Exhibition by Artist Steve Harper at the RAF museum Cosford

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.

"My very best wishes to our new and regular Collectors. I hope you enjoy our web site and may I wish you Happy Collecting.

Steve Harper"

Steve Harper British Artist and Illustrator, pictured standing beside Graham Hill's 1967 Lotus Cosworth 49

After Dinner Speaker

& Motivational Corporate speaker.

 British Artist Steve Harper  After Dinner Speaker

Steve is a regular speaker for After Dinner Events and as at Corporate Motivational and business seminars.

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Noted British Artist Steve Harper  - after diner speaker  Steve with the Print of the Wildcat

We look forward to meeting visitors to the 2020 exhibitions, and events.

If you would like Steve to attend a Charity Event please drop us an e-mail and book early.

As you can appreciate our Charity commitments for the year get booked quite quickly, so early booking is important thanks. We already have quite a few bookings for 2020.


Book Steve for an Event.

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We look forward to Hearing from you.


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Updated 4th Nov 2019

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Harper Design. The art of Steve Harper. Depicting some of his finest paintings of motor racing subjects, Aviation Art. Steve Harper is Honorary Patron of Shuttleworth. His paintings depict motor racing cars and legends of past and present, Grandprix,Rally, drivers portraits such as Niki Lauda,Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Jim Clark,Graham Hill,Montoya and Jack Brabham. Classic and modern cars,including Lotus,Brabham,Tyrell,Williams,Ferrari and many more. Famous circuits such as Monaco, Silverstone and Goodwood. Other subjects include Aviation,Aircraft such as Spitfire and Lancaster. . Commissions welcome of all subjects. A full range of Limited edition prints are available.
Portraits , Land scape and other subjects also available.