Steve Rostron relocated to Lancashire in 2009 and more recently settled in the village of Sabden. This change of environment has affected his most recent work. Living in the shadow of Pendle Hill, a landmark that Steve has known all his life, is hard to ignore. "I do not try to recreate a scene or defined image of the landscape, rather use the elements of what I see to create an amalgamation or interpretation." This approach has won Steve many admirers and in 2017 Steve won both "Painting Padiham" and the prestigious "Create Longridge" competitions. Of his Create Longridge entry, the judges commented on the joyous palette and wonderful composition of the painting, reflecting the beauty of the landscape in front of the artist.