Stephen Doig was born in Oxford in 1964. A professional artist for over 20 years he lived and exhibited predominantly in Oxfordshire and Warwickshire. He now paints in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Scottish Borders, a place he has come to call home.
His high quality portrait and figure compositions have earned Stephen a reputation as one of the country’s foremost contemporary sporting artists. His work is widely appreciated by private collectors, players, teams and fans, as well as businesses, who have purchased his original pastel paintings and limited edition fine art prints.
Stephen’s encounter with art began at an early age. A self taught artist, he has explored many techniques over the years to refine his own unique style.
The decision to add colour in the form of pastel to early pencil sketches transformed his drawings into highly finished and accomplished paintings.
Blending a keen interest in sport with his artistic flair, Stephen’s unique expertise lies in combining exceptional portraiture with an ability to capture the movement, power and passion of athletic endeavour and triumph.
Though best known for his sports images, Stephen is also highly accomplished in many other diverse figurative subjects, such as music legends, royalty and historical figures.
The combination of superb attention to detail and his use of soft pastel create the dynamic atmosphere that epitomises the desirable artwork Stephen produces today.