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Steve focuses on oil land and seascapes what he calls the Far West - Oregon, Washington and Idaho - an area that embodies the vast diversity of the American landscape. As a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, Steve visits the Pacific Ocean on a regular basis, focusing on wooden boat sailing craft, secluded beaches and people interacting with the maritime environment. He has a bold yet controlled use of color with a command of light and shadow and the innovative perspective from which he chooses to approach his subject matter.
Steve has exhibited at the Ellensburg, Washington National Western Art Auction; the Oil Painters of America Western United States Show; the American Society of Marine Artists Aqueous IV Exhibition; the Richeson International Salons (Landscape/Seascapes and Small Works); and the National Miniatures by the Lake Show of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In 2010 Steve's work was accepted into the C.M. Russell National Western Art Auction and the Cheyenne Frontier Day's Old West Museum's Western Spirit Art Show. He has been one of 150 artists nationwide invited to Gallery One's National Masterworks in Miniatures Show in Ohio; he was featured in the June 2010 issue of Mid-Columbia magazine, and he is preparing for a 2012 show at The Clymer Art Museum in Ellensburg.
His work is in; the Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan and Gleneden Becach, OR; Hamley's of Pendleton, OR; the Wenaha Gallery in Dayton, WA, and soon to be in Rive Gauche Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ and the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.
Steve has bicycled in or through Sought America three times, with one two-year odyssey taking him from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of Argentina. He lives in rural Dayton, WA - a one-stoplight town at the base of the Blue Mountains with his wife and children. His studio is a renovated barn in which the 6 member family live while taking two years to build their modified timer-frame home.SOLD. If you would like to inquire about the availability of other works by this artist, please contact the gallery.