Landscape painter in oil, born in Plymouth, Devon, where he attended the College of Art, 1972–3. Was then at Wimbledon School of Art, 1973–6, and Royal College of Art, 1977–80. He won the J Andrew Lloyd Landscape Prize, 1979, the Jacob Mendelson Trust Prize, 1982. Appeared in many group exhibitions, including Stowells Trophy at RA, from 1974; Ginle Gallery, 1980; Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, 1989; and Hunting/Observer Art Competition, Mall Galleries, 1992. In that year he was a prizewinner at Laing Open Landscape Competition at same galleries. Showed solo at Paton Gallery from 1987, in 1993 sharing an exhibition there with Nicholas Jolly. Stevens’ work could be sombre and atmospheric, with a preponderance of green.

Text source: 'Artists in Britain Since 1945' by David Buckman (Art Dictionaries Ltd, part of Sansom & Company)

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