British artist Stephen Ladkin was born 06/11/73 in Birmingham England. Having a natural aptitude for drawing at an early age Stephen was encouraged to draw by his parents and grandparents, developing his artistic ability. After completing a Diploma at Sutton Coldfield college Birmingham and winning student of the year, Stephen gained a B.A. (hons) 2:1 Natural History and Scientific Illustration at Blackpool and the Fylde College. Stephen enjoys to travel, finding new inspirations and challenges in new environments. In the words of the artist, ‘I enjoy to paint, nothing excites me more than to re create the positive reaction for people as with my family as they first saw images I created as a child.