| While serving as a soldier in Northern Ireland
Lees was badly injured and spent a year in hospital.
It was while in hospital with nothing much to do that Stephen
first dabbled with a paintbrush. On leaving the army and with no career Stephen
found work in the building industry and eventually become
a plasterer. It was whilst working as a plasterer Stephen
developed a similar technique of painting with acrylics using
a palette knife in much the same way a plasterer uses his
Stephen paintings are abstract, brightly coloured and uncomplicated.
He uses acrylic paints and applies them using a palette knife
and just like French artists he actually works in his shop.
March to October: 10am to 4pm (closed on Tues)