Steven is a completely self-taught artist of exceptional talent. Born in 1955 Townsend is married with four children and currently resides in Lancashire, England.
Before joining Northern Editions in 1993, his early art work revolved around Wildlife and Landscape painting. He subsequently changed direction to his now famous dog pictures that continue to sell out on publication. After several increasingly successful years, he has returned full circle adding African wildlife subjects to his fantastic range of limited editions.
Steven Townsend signed limited editions are one of the most sought after prints on the market, and have become collectors items, all prints are sold out on publication. His first large print format print Early Start now retails for as much as £2500, Rarin' to Go published in July 1998 was on the secondary market within two weeks, something that has never been achieved before. Undoubtedly now the top selling dog artist in the UK his next goal is to become the top selling wildlife artist.
Steven draws inspiration from classical music; his favourites being Mahler and Chpin. He spent alot time studying the works of several timeless, great impressionist painters, particularly enjoying the work of Peder Monsted and Bruno Liljefors.
Townsend faith has proved to be a cornerstone of his dedication and ability. Many customers are unaware that hidden in each and every picture he produces the initials JTC (Jesus The Creator) appear, affirming his belief.