As a child, Stephen combined an enthusiasm for horses with a love of drawing. He soon displayed a natural artistic ability which led him to produce equestrian and countryside paintings using a variety of medium. Since moving to Sussex 16 years ago, Stephen has concentrated on oil paintings, mainly of the South Downs. These capture the subtle changes of light and shade, throughout the seasons.
The inclusion of sheep and cattle in many of Stephen Hawkins' landscapes helps to convey the peaceful atmosphere of Downland life. His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Society of Equestrian Artists and at various exhibitions around England, and at the Westport River Gallery.