Sheffield through the Ages
The painting took Joe six years to complete, and is designed as a visual walk through the city through time, starting in 1940.
Signed & Numbered
Limited Edition Prints
Are you ready to own a piece of Sheffield's history?
25 New prints!
Transparency Treasure Trove
Many of these depict iconic sports scenes and venues and represent some of Joe's favourite paintings.
Don't burn the bugger!
Cook & Dine
Tea Towels, Aprons & Oven Gloves
By Joe Scarborough Art
We now have the pleasure of offering the following Original oil on canvas paintings for sale. They range from works completed in the early 1970s to pieces completed just this year.
Welcome to the official Joe Scarborough Art
Recognised and supported website by the artist himself.
Born 1938 in Pitsmoor, a district of Sheffield. Joe was brought up on a diet of National Dried Milk and the necessity of coupons for everything. Austerity, rock and roll and latterly service in the R.A.F. have been factors in his lifestyles and attitudes. His horizons are not the wide vistas of Nash or Constable, but the crazy chimney pot skylines of J.B. Priestley, The desire to paint is a conscious expression of his love for the Yorkshire culture, best expressed in the music hall like stories in the canvases,- the corner shop, chapel and works crisscrossed with railways and back streets. The scene is set for his tales of the 1950s.
“Anyone who frequented Sheffield’s vibrant nightlife scene in the 70s knew Greasy Vera’s Van. At the weekend, in the small hours when we were turfed out of the nightclubs, a little tipsy and a lot ravenous, we would head to the greatest fast food van in Yorkshire, maybe the entire world. I can’t say for sure as I haven’t visited everyone in the world although I confess I've tried a good few. I recall treating various young ladies of my youthful acquaintance to the classic Cheg Burger as we wandered home.
It is a delicacy now past into folklore consisting of a cheesy burger with an egg on it, the perfect blend of supper and breakfast, entirely appropriate as it was consumed by the dawns early light.
Here is my tribute to Greasy Vera and her iconic chuck wagon. They don’t make them like that anymore. Thank goodness I hear you cry, but for me and countless other inebriated souls with the munchies, it was the perfect end to a perfect evening. Fond memories indeed.”
|OUTER DIMENSIONS(LXH)||77cm x 55cm|
|INNER DIMENSIONS(LXH)||67cm x 45cm|
Limited Edition Signed Prints
A glimpse into Joe's early days as a painter
Baking Day at 43 Fitzalan Street Those who know Joe would not describe him as an over sentimental or emotional man but our latest acquisition almost brought a tear to his eye. He saw the huge 30”x 40” painting and stood for a long moment with his hand over his mouth,...
TRANSPARENCY TREASURE TROVE.
In the summer of last year when we moved Joe from his old boat, we took away a few old boxes and carrier bags of bits and bobs that Joe had accumulated over the last few years. These were sitting in HQ gathering dust until our archivist went through them...
Life in the Big Village with Joe
In this short film, we join Joe on a trip around the city to discover the inspiration behind his bold and colourful paintings.
The Arts Centre is currently ablaze with colour, thanks to an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Joe Scarborough.
Joe Scarborough is pulling in the crowds, breaking records at the city's Mappin Gallery.
"Meet the man they call the new Lowry"
The Sheffield Artist
Joe Scarborough Art
Born in Sheffield in 1938, Joe Scarborough is an artist most famous for bringing to life the everyday scenes of South Yorkshire, painting humorous depictions of Sheffield life. Originally hailing from Pitsmoor, an area to the North of Sheffield City Centre, Joe still lives in his hometown to this day on his much loved narrowboat.