I’m a self taught artist who lives by the coast. Living by the sea has inspired me to capture a fleeting moment of time and hold it in oil paints forever. I strive to make each painting extra special ensuring that the character and personality of each subject is replicated from the reference photo.



As the World famous landscape artist John Constable once famously quoted “genuine productions of art, like those of nature, are all distinct from each other” I truly and passionately believe that commissioning a painting is exactly the same. Each commission brings it’s own challenges and complexities and therefore every painting will be priced according to the complexity of the image and the overall size of the canvas.
My next exhibition will be held at Portsmouth Cathedral in Old Portsmouth
from 30/7/22 to 10/8/22

Stephanie Wasser

What an awesome pet portrait, Stephen. Your painting of my Golden Labradoodle looks amazing. You have captured her lively essence and her favourite relaxed pose perfectly, I love it! Thank you so much for all your hard work, I’m so glad I found you!

Mel Maxwell

The paintings of Stephen Edwards are destined to become highly collectable and I reckon they represent great value. The portraiture is always insightful and never mawkish, and his post-impressionist seascapes are absolutely first class.

Winnie D

Stephen is so easy to work with. He used photography as a reference for what you want, and because I live about an hour from him he even offered to come and do a photo shoot here, just to make sure the composition was perfect. The results are even better than I’d hoped. Thank you so much.

Jimmy Robinson “Jess”

Well, where do I start? Well not being one to “do” Testimonials the oil painting of our “Jess” is just quite superb, so good is Stephens work, that every time we glance at her we are reconnected with our pal of 15 years. Stephen absolutely nails her colouring, ears and pose to perfection. So many thanks for a quality painting from an exceptional professional.

Dr Anthony Tollast

Dear Stephen, Thanks so much for the amazing painting of my boat. You have got the proportions perfectly. I look at it so many times everyday and is a great source of comfort during this lockdown when I can’t get on my boat.


For original pet portraits, family portraits, seascapes and special commissions, you can be confident that when you contact Stephen Edwards you will be dealing with him directly. There are no agencies involved. Your details will never, ever be given to anyone else, and thats a solemn promise.