Stephen B Whatley was born in London in 1965. He studied at the Ipswich and Norwich Schools of Art and at the University of London. Stephen is a professional artist specialising in oil painting.
Stephen has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions since 1983, most notably in London at the Mall Galleries, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) and the Lloyds Building. Stephen has also had regular solo exhibitions since 1988, a highlight of which was his 1993 exhibition “Hollywood Gold” at the Royal National Theatre.
Stephen’s work is in numerous private collections in Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, Spain, South Africa and the U.S.A. It can also be found in notable public collections, including the BBC, Historic Royal Palaces, the London Transport Museum, The Royal Collection and Taylor Woodrow Property Company Ltd.
Stephen’s subjects include landscapes, cityscapes, still-life and portraits. Since 1992, he has been celebrating architectural landmarks in London, in their anniversary years, with a series of paintings made on location in the capital. These include; Bush House – home of the BBC World Service, BBC Broadcasting House, BBC Television Centre and the Tate Gallery and Tower Bridge in their centenary years.