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Steve Lilly
portrait artist

Comedy Classics

AS SEEN ON BBC MIDLANDS TODAY
 



                                            All the artworks on this website are © protected and belong to stevelilart 

 

Steve Lilly (stevelilart) is a portrait artist from Birmingham who specialises in portraits of famous British comedy acts. He has a close working relationship with The Dad's Army Museum (Artist in Residence) , Laurel and Hardy Museum, The Homefront Museum and a number of comedy fan clubs including On The Buses (Depot Artist in Residence), Hi, De, Hi!, Carry On and Steptoe and Son supplying them with exclusive commissions, original artwork and a range of merchandise including limited edition prints, collector's cards, mugs and fridge magnets. His work has also been showcased by the Grand Order of Water Rats, Birmingham Comedy Festival and The Heritage Foundation.

Stevelilart is now becoming a very collectable artist with many of his works in private collections. Steve’s art has received praise from figures within the comedy and horror industry with work being showcased by numerous groups and fan clubs as far away as New Zealand and America.  

Every portrait is created with meticulous attention to detail and is built up over many, many hours by carefully blending layers of finely laid pencil. "I really strive to capture the expressions and mannerisms that are so characteristic of the great comedians I am trying to portray. I’m not just looking for a likeness but an essence unique to each character that will bring them to life on the paper. I think I owe these fantastic actors something for all the fun and laughter they have brought to me over the years." 

"You can lead a horse to water, but a pencil must be lead!"
 Stan Laurel

Official Dad's Army Museum Artist in Residence

Official On The Buses Fan Club Depot Artist in Residence


FRESH OFF THE DRAWING BOARD....Nottingham Forest Legends, private commission 

NEW RELEASE....The Two Ronnies

 

  
                 With David Croft                                With Jeffery Holland & Judy Buxton     With BBC Arts Correspondent Satnam Rana

 
  
      Christopher Lee / Dracula                         Klaus Kinski / Nosferatu                Boris Karloff / Frankenstein's Monster
 

HORROR CLASSICS ....Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Dwight Frye, Boris Karloff, Klaus Kinski, Jack Nicholson.....Now available direct from my webstore and selected retail outlets.

 

Endorsements


"I think your work is quite excellent. Congratulations." David Croft OBE, co-creator of Dad's Army

"We love working with Steve! Apart from the fact that his work is sublime-certainly the best pencil drawings of the Dad's Army cast that we have ever seen, he is a genuinely lovely guy, who still gets embarrassed when we tell him how wonderful his work is. We have formed a brilliant working relationship with Steve and class him as very much part of our very successful team." Corinne Fulford, Charles Burrell & Dad's Army Museums

"Each portrait is remarkable not only for the artistic skill involved, but also for how it manages to capture so perfectly the expressions and mannerisms which bring each character to life" Jacqui Gray (The Journal) 

”The 2nd most popular event of last year’s festival was ... Steve Lilly! Beaten by John Bishop ... and beating the Hairy Bikers! ...(This was based on unique visitors to the official festival website).”….Dave Freak (Birmingham Comedy Festival Organiser).

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