Steve Smythe is currently a lecturer of visual communications and a freelance graphic and web designer, Steve has a degree in Product Design and a teaching degree from Cambridge University. A self-taught artist, he began creating his work in early 2013. For Steve art gives him the freedom to work without boundaries, to do whatever he wants, no constraints, no brief, no amendments, no clients believing they know better. It's a freedom to work and explore in a manor not possible within the life design. Steve creates work solely from layers of paint, mixed media, spray paint and screenprint. Inspired by decollage from his own torn paste-ups and artists such as Jacques Villeglé and Raymond Hains.