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Steven Lawler received an MFA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996. Before that he studied at University of Central Lancashire.
Lawler and has been painting professionally for twelve years now. He admires the old Dutch, Italian and Spanish master painters of the 17th century for their hard work, creative ingenuity and craftsmanship.
His other major influence is films, especially of the classic horror and film noir detective variety. These films’ narrative and lighting, as well as their often dramatic portrayals of the human form, have a very strong influence on his paintings.
His work has been sold at many prestigious art fairs such as Armory Show in New York and Palm Beach Fair in Miami. It has been featured in private collections in the US, Europe, Arabia, and India, and exhibited in Darlington, Dubai, Mayfair and New York among many other places.