Steven Lush

Steve’s watercolors are the result of many years of exploring, observing and studying subject composition and unique lighting. He is always searching for a composition that is different in its point of view. Over the past two years he has become a favorite for local art organization demonstrations.

His National and International painting Awards include the Director’s Award Annual Coos Art Museum Maritime Art Exhibition, the Lehmann Memorial Award and the Winslow Homer Special Merit Award for two different Annual Transparent Watercolor Society Exhibitions. Steve has also received two Museum Purchase Awards from the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT for two different Annual International Maritime Art Exhibitions.

Steve’s watercolor work has been included in the following national and international exhibitions: The “War of 1812 – Star Spangled Nation” an exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists (2013-2015), the “Water Views” International Invitational Exhibition presently on a multiple venue tour of Italy (2014-2015), the American Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibitions (2012 and 2015), the Biennial Open Exhibitions of the New England Watercolor Society (2010 and 2012); the 15th National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists (2011-2013); the 18th and 19th Annual Coos Art Museum Maritime Art Exhibition (2011, 2012);  Annual International Maritime Art Exhibitions at Mystic Seaport Museum since 2008; the Watercolor USA Exhibitions (2010 and 2013) with a museum patron’s purchase and the Transparent Watercolor Society’s Annual Exhibitions (2010, 2013, 2017 and 2018).

Steve’s work is included in many private and corporate collections including the permanent collection of the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic CT., the US Coast Guard Art Program (COGAP), the USCG Academy’s Heritage Asset Collection, New London, CT., The Customs House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA., The Noble Maritime Museum, Snug Harbor, Staten Is., NY. and the Stevens Memorial Library, No. Andover, MA.

He is a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA) and the New England Watercolor Society.