Former Elmwood Interior Decoration, student Steven Wrightson is making his mark in the art world.
Steven was recently runner-up in the Student category at The Fife Creative Industry Awards 2008. Ann Leitch, Interior Decoration Lecturer at Elmwood College nominated Steven for the award saying, “Steve is one of the most gifted students I have ever taught - he is really driven to make his business a success, and his work is exciting and fresh. He achieved so much in a short space of time that I felt he deserved recognition for his achievements.”
Creativefife hosted the first Fife Creative industries awards ceremony at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. With nine individual categories, culminating in the winner of one being chosen as The Creative Business of the Year, the event was a glittering advertisement for Fife’s creative business talent.
Steve was delighted to be nominated and said, “I was deeply flattered to be selected as a finalist and enjoyed the event immensely.”
While exhibiting in the Elmwood College’s Annual Art Exhibition, Steven’s work was spotted by the Director of the West Grangemuir Farmhouse Gallery, who invited him to exhibit some of his mosaics during the Pittenweem Festival and his career took of from there.
Currently working as a freelance designer and artist, he has experienced some notable successes with several of his mosaics being exhibited at the Homes and Interiors Exhibition at the SECC, an event which promotes quality and innovative interior design in Scotland.
At present he has pieces on exhibition at Art Room 59, Dunfermline and is working on a number of designs for the Christmas Show at the Queen’s Gallery in Dundee, as well as completing a number of private commissions.
The Elmwood’s Business Incubation Unit, a service to support the development of new businesses in the local community and beyond, is currently looking at ways they can assist Steve to help his business flourish.