Stephen Boniface

Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Having spent over 40 years in the world of surveying and over 30 years dealing with historic buildings I recently retired to pursue a career in art (and also training fellow professionals in conservation matters). Over many years I have undertaken drawing and painting, some associated with my work (such as scaled and technical drawing). I have had some semi-formal art training and been on various courses. At present I am undertaking a form of atelier course in art, albeit distance learning, which primarily involves work in oils. Much of my work is pencil, or line/ink, but a lot of watercolour and line and wash. In recent years I have also produced works in acrylics and oils. I work in part from sketches on site, but also from photographs. I provide training courses for professionals relating to historic buildings and one of my courses is architectural drawing/art. I have recently started an Art Club once a month and presently have between 20 and 30 attendees; this is where I live In Bishop’s Stortford. I am presently having a website built. I post some of my work on my private Instagram pages ( and although I have Facebook and LinkedIn pages, I am still working on developing these. I was recently elected a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators.


Acrylics, Graphite Pencil, Ink Pens, Line and wash, Multiple Mediums, Oils, Watercolour


Buildings, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Landscapes, Seascape, Townscape or Streetscene, Vehicles or Transport, Waterscape

Favoured Products & Brands

I mainly use Daniel Smith watercolours, but also Windsor & Newton, Shminke, and Maimeri. For acrylics I use Golden paints. For oils I mainly use Michael Harding, but also Windsor & Newton and Old Holland.