Full name: Stephen Frank Wasley was born in Peckham near London. His first known home was in Nottingham from then on he appears to have moved frequently until finally settling in Henley-on-Thames. Painted in oils and watercolours often in black and white. He later developed his paintings in a ‘free’ and confident style. His subjects were frequently Venice, ancient cities and seascapes. Great admirer of Turner. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, The Royal Society Birmingham and others.