Following a degree in Fine Art and Music from Reading University, Stephen decided to combine his career as an artist and musician with teaching. Stephen taught art and music at Cleeve School until 1998, when he was appointed School Arts Inspector for Worcestershire Children’s Services. In this role he led the Worcestershire Music Services and Arts Education teams.  During his career, Stephen has also worked as education consultant, Ofsted inspector, arts advisor for Gloucestershire schools and GCSE examiner.                                                                                                                                                                Stephen now spends his time fully engaged in the art and music. As a dedicated painter he has exhibited across Gloucestershire, and has presented solo shows at the Gardens Gallery Cheltenham and the Curve Gallery in Churchdown