Born in 1944, Steve Capper lives and works near Oldham, in the Pennines, and these hills have had a major influence on his work. The shapes and patterns of this landscape provide an ideal vehicle for Steve’s use of colour. Capper produces on-the-spot sketches which are then taken into his studio where he re-works them into a painting. Both his landscapes and his still-life paintings reflect the influences of the cubists and the fauves. The work of Picasso, Braque and Matisse are amongst his major influences.