Stephen Newton was born in Grimsby in 1948. He received a BA at Leeds University in 1971, M.A. Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University, 1986, M.A. Art and Psychotherapy (distinction) University of Sheffield, 1993, and a Ph.D in the psychoanalysis of the creative process , Dept. Of Psychiatry, University of Sheffield, 1998.
The critic Mel Gooding described his work as a ‘psycho-conceptual project’.
A review in Diva publications described Newton’s Imagery as imbued ‘with a inherently disturbing, almost eerie, atmosphere and Feeling’, whilst the editor of State magazine, Mike Von Joel, wrote that his work offers ‘radically Distilled imagery, simple – even childlike iconographies represent a far more primeval Creative force that stir (often uncontrollable) sensations of recognition in those that Take the time to consider and reflect on them’.
Newton’s paintings have been acquired by Abbot Hall Art Gallery, The East Contemporary Art Collection, UCS; Madison Museum of Fine Art; Priseman Seabrook Collection; Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and Swindon Art Gallery.