Photos: Top Left: Froggatt Edge. Top Right: Howden Moors. Bottom Left: Millstone Edge. Bottom Right: Stanage Edge.
Born in 1967 in North London, Steve Withington, a former cellar man, came to live in Sheffield in his early twenties, from where he spent some years photographing the landscape of the Peak District and producing abstract paintings, and is best known for his black and white photography of the Peak District.
In 2001 Steve left Sheffield where, as he says:
“I put my camera to one side, and painted and pastelled for nearly three years”.
On this side of the Pennines, living and working in Rossendale, Lancashire, he experimented with abstract painting.
Though he has now moved back to Sheffield, Steve’s artwork was changed permanently by this experience in Rossendale.
His website contains a great many Peak District landscapes – all his work from the old Wigglers website (from his days in Rossendale with Debs Thornton), as well newer work.
In April 2003 Steve and Debs had a child together whom they called Molly. Steve also has four other children, Tanysha, Henry, Natasha and Isabella.
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