J. Steven Dews b. 1949

Dews inherited his passion for the sea from his grandfather, an assistant harbour master in Hull, while his love of art was cemented at the age of five, when his picture of a ship was displayed on the wall of his infant school. 

As an experienced yachtsman, Dews approaches his work as an artist with a combination of technical understanding and deep appreciation for the sea. His accurate knowledge and attention to detail is matched by a skill for portraying the marine elements of wind, sea and sky.