This brief review of the website and
the work of Steve Greaves appeared
in the Barnsley Chronicle on 3 Aug
The article reads:
A Darfield artist has set up a web-
site to display his photorealistic
Steve Greaves, 43, of Howard Street
specialises in lifelike painting,
although he has also created a num-
ber of expressionistic landscapes.
He said: "It's something I've always
enjoyed doing and it's always inspired
me. I've had good feedback, and it
looks good at art exhibitions."
He bases most of his work on pho-
tographs he has taken himself, and
creates artwork using a process
which can take hours to complete,
even for relatively small paintings.
He starts by enlarging the image
using a computer or photocopier, then
copies it with acetate.
He said: "Tracing is not an easy
option. It can take days of intense
accurate drawing to transfer a
One of the paintings displayed on
his website, featuring a Buzzard, mea-
sures 20 x 30 inches and took him
months to complete. His latest por-
trait, of a girl named Carly, was the
product of about 50 hours' work.
Steve's paintings will soon be on dis-
play in the cafe area of the Cooper
Gallery, and much of his work can be
found on his website at
The painting seen in the photograph.
- see portrait section.