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STEVE ALPORT
Born in Newport in 1960, art has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. My mother was an art teacher and illustrator, my aunt, a professional artist, my father an Architect and I eventually trained in graphic design. It was in 2000 when I set up my own graphics consultancy in Cardiff that I could seriously combine the two disciplines successfully. As a member of the Pontcanna dog walking fraternity (and fully aware of the devotion between dogs and their owners, and vice-versa), I saw the potential for producing not only traditional, very personal dog portraits, but a less static approach in capturing their vitality at play and having fun in their favourite environment. With my own Labrador, this means constant observation... often quick on-the-spot sketching and maybe some photos to work from later. It is all about freeze-framing that 'moment in time', using loose, deliberate strokes or marks to draw out its particular character and personality. I have undertaken numerous commissions in a variety of mediums and I thoroughly enjoy the challenges this subject matter often provides.
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A PENSIVE WELSH TERRIER! (sa), Price: £350.00

CARDIFF BAY, Price: £600.00

CARDIFF BAY'S NORWEGIAN CHURCH, Price: £260.00

FIRST SNOWFALL, Price: £350.00

FROSTY MORNING, Price: £250.00

MAKING A SPLASH, Price: £220.00

NESTLING IN THE OLD HARBOUR, BARRY, Price: £370.00

PENARTH PIER 1, Price: £400.00

PENARTH PIER 2, Price: £400.00

RUSH HOUR ON THE BRECON TO MONMOUTHSHIRE CANAL, Price: £400.00

SHEEP FARM IN THE USK VALLEY (sa), Price: £350.00

SUSPICIOUS, Price: £400.00

THE WET LOOK!, Price: £450.00