Stephen Conroy, Scottish figurative painter, was born in Helensburgh in 1964 and studied at the Wimbledon School of Art in Glasgow where he graduated with honors.
His first exhibition was presented at the prestigious Marlborough Gallery in London in 1989, when he was only 25 years old.
With the beginning of the 90's Conroy achieved high praise and recognition for his work within the United Kingdom, and the rest of the international community a few years later.He begins to explore figures in motion, concentrating predominantly on the male figure always isolated and on a plain background.
Specializing in portraits of men, Conroy has declared "I'm not interested in joy, it's overrated." Of the figuration he thinks “it is the only thing that interests me to paint. Each one has to paint what they feel. I like landscapes, but it's not what I like to do. "
Today, the artist continues to live and work in Scotland.
Conroy's work is part of a series of public and private collections including The British Council in London (England), Society for Contemporary Art in London (England), Frissiras Museum in Athens (Greece), Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (United States), National Portrait Gallery in London (England), Robert Fleming Holdings Ltd. in London (England), Royal College of Surgeons of England, National Gallery of Modern Art of Scotland in Edinburgh (Scotland), National Portrait Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh (Scotland) and Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester (England).
- “Self portrait”, oil on canvas, 2008.