Steve Lilly
portrait artist

Stevelilart Portrait Artist
 Talking Pictures TV Official Artist              Dad's Army Museum Artist In Residence

All the artworks on this website are © protected and belong to stevelilart 
Me and my wares
Photo courtesy of Kev Maslin

Hi Steve, the print arrived safely and is extraordinarily good; it was one of those all too rare wow moments when I unrolled it, and the image makes me smile each time I look at it. You have captured Eric and Ernie so very well.........Robin McIntyre
Steve Lilly (stevelilart) is a portrait artist from Birmingham who specialises in portraits of famous British comedy acts. He is the Official Talking Pictures TV ArtistThe Dad's Army Museum (Artist in Residence) and works with the 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. His work has also been showcased by the Grand Order of Water Rats, The National Trust, Birmingham Comedy Festival, Black Country Living Museum and The Heritage Foundation.

Steve 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." 




A special year for Renown as our iconic film Scrooge: A Christmas Carol celebrates its 65th Anniversary. To celebrate, the talented artist Steve Lilly has produced some beautiful LIMITED EDITION prints of the brilliant Alastair Sim. There will be only 100 of these in existence so do take up this brilliant offer to preserve for generations to come.


      With David Croft                                    Jeffery Holland & Judy Buxton     
      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.


"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 years 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).