Thursday, I headed over to Manchester to meet artistic genius, Stephen Lynn at the Abel Heywood pub in the Northern Quarter. If you aren’t familiar with Stephens work, he creates some of the most eye catching and stunning portraits that I’ve ever laid my eyes on. He’s been described as the ‘Pencil Poet’ and ‘Pop art on steroids’ which I feel is a pretty accurate description. Working from a studio in Oldham, his fans include some of the biggest musical legends to come out of Manchester, including Ian Brown, Liam Gallagher and Rowetta Satchell. He’s recently fulfilled a dream of his to design an album cover, creating a jaw dropping design for Twisted Wheel’s highly anticipated album ‘Satisfying The Ritual’. I caught up with him to get an insight behind these stunning pieces of art.
Over a pint of Moretti, Stephen told me how he was born in Warrington but was now living in the Northern Quarter in central Manchester. He told me that he always was into art from an early age and gives high praise to his Auntie for acquiring the love of art…
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Posted at March 07, 2020 by RACHEL BROWN