About The Artist

After completing his BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Norwich School of Art, Norfolk, Steve Haigh gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Painting at the Royal Academy School of Art, London.

During his third year at the Royal Academy Steve had the privilege of studying under Cliff Holden, a student of David Bomberg and President of the Borough Group.

Presently, Steve is a Commissioning Portrait Painter and Old Master Copyist, working in Windsor, Berkshire. As part of his work, Steve also studies and copies paintings at the National Gallery, London, where he collates information to help with private commissions of Old Master copies and portraits.

Steve has exhibited work in various exhibitions, including the Sunday Times Water Colour Exhibition, the Cable & Wireless Exhibition and the Royal Academy Summer Show, amongst others. He has exhibited a one man show of portraits at Beningbrough Hall in York, and a one man exhibition of landscapes at the Cromwell Hospital and the Windsor Arts Centre. Steve have also exhibited in the BP Portrait Award Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Steve has won a number of awards and prizes, including the Vincent Harris Prize for Mural Painting and the Arthur Hacker Prize for Portraiture in 1994/95. He has also received the Bayer Earth Art Prize for painting at the Mall Galleries, London, The Cromwell Hospital Award, London and the Band and Dooley Prize for Anatomical Drawing.


1994 – Vincent Harris Prize for Mural Painting, Royal Academy School of Art
1995 – Arthur Hacker Prize for Portraiture, Royal Academy School of Art
1995 – The Cromwell Hospital Award for Landscape Painting
1995 – De Segonzac Travel Scholarship, Cyprus
1996 – The Bayer Earth Art Prize for Painting

Group Exhibitions

1989-final year show ,Harrogate collage of Art
1990-Erasmus exchange, Germany
1992-Norwich school of Art
1993-Royal Academy of art
1993-Gagliardi Gallery kings rd London
1994-R.A. schools premium show Sotherbys, London
1994-‘making a mark’, Mall Galleries
1994-Hunting/Observer Art prize, Royal College of Art
1994-226th Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art
1994-The Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition, London
1995-Royal Academy of Art post graduate diploma show, London
1995-The Bayer Earth Art Prize, Mall Galleries London
1996-228Summer exhibition, Royal Academy of Art. London
1997-BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery London
1998-Artists for mencap, The Cromwell Hospital. London
2010-Making it /Faking it,Orleans house gallery, Riverside Twickenham
2011-Royal Insitute of British Watercolours Mall Galleries

Solo Exhibitions

1995-The Cromwell Hospital London
1996-Oztenzeki Gallery, Walton street London
1999-Beningbrough Hall, Yorkshire
2001-Windsor Arts Centre
2010-Michael Chell