(Click image to enlarge)


(Suede Galerie in Red Brick Hangar, Liverpool. The new home of I Con Art)


Becoming a partner in a new venture with my printmaker in May 2018 was a good experience but things change and evolve. As a result, we decided to close down The Higson Gallery at the end of January 2019 and I have now completed renovations on my new unit within the same fantastic building – Suede Galerie (named after my mum and dad, Sue and Dennis) predominantly features my original artwork and essentially has a bit more of a gallery vibe going on, less of a gift shop. I’ll still be selling fine art prints of mine and some other local artists too, but the idea with Suede Galerie is to use it as more of a visual example of the paintings I do, the format they come in, various sizes etc. with the aim of doing more commission work (which is what I really love the most).

I Con Art at Suede Galerie will be open every Fri-Sun in February/March 2019, with more open days in the week to be added as Spring approaches. If you are local to Liverpool and would like to see the artwork up close and personal, the address is:

Suede Galerie

Red Brick Hangar Market

Cains Brewery Village

Stanhope Street


L8 5XJ

**Giclee prints and other formats of my art can also be ordered online, for worldwide delivery, from my Etsy store featured in the SHOP section above:**


So, who IS Stephen Mahoney?

I was born in the notoriously creative city of Liverpool back in 1978, where I still live today in the beautiful Sefton Park area. It wasn’t until April of 2013 that I took up painting, purely on a whim, one life-changing night when it finally dawned on me that I needed to find a hobby more productive and less costly than online poker!



What does he do, exactly?

Fine art portrait paintings, created primarily in black & white acrylics on stretched canvases


And the prices?

Prices start from £99.00 for a 12×9″ (approximately A4 size) canvas original. The example pictured below was painted on the most popular 18×14″ size, which prices start from £199.00

YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL - my third painting of Lana Del Rey, this one done to capture what the other two didn't...her gorgeous eyes. Done in acrylics on an 18x14" box canvas in roughly 7hrs30 (12th SEPT '17) Currently NOT FOR SALE


So, how does it work?

All work is patiently carried out from photographs, with visual updates on the stages of development being continually sent throughout the process, right up to the point of completion

A small deposit is initially required, with the remaining balance only due once the painting is complete and has been fully approved by the client. For information on purchasing original artwork and commission enquiries, please use the “contact” page at the top to submit your questions/requests or email: You will receive a response usually within 24hrs. International enquiries more than welcome


Why “I Con Art”?

The trading name “I Con Art” derives from the fact that I don’t have any training or art qualifications to speak of but more specifically relates to the subject matter of my commercially-focused pieces – I have an ever-expanding portfolio of work that features iconic figures and scenes from the world of cinema, television, music and sport.  My favourite subjects to paint are iconic people as well as beautiful animals, an example of which is illustrated perfectly below…



Thank you for visiting my website. Please take your time, have a browse through the gallery pages and, if you see anything you like, visit the “shop” section to see the full range of prints and merchandise available.