I have been interested in the visual arts from an early age and have always dreamed of the artistic life. All through my professional career days I practiced drawing, did fine art photography and dabbled in multi-media collage. I re-energized my creative talents taking classes at The Midland Center for the Arts, later joining the faculty, teaching ceramics and beginning drawing. I now concentrate on oil painting at my Flat Frog Studio in Midland, Michigan. _____:: Artist Statement :: I paint abstract landscapes/cityscapes and industrial interpretations. I am inspired by archetypical forms, and the interactions of those forms. These archetypical forms are used to construct the places where we live and work. We are surrounded by our constructions, yet they seem to stand alone without us. I encourage the viewer to make their own interpretations. While I am painting it is just the paint, the subject at hand, and me. ______ Exhibits: Governor’s Mansion, Lansing, Michigan, Statewide juried show. Midland Center for the Arts -Student and Faculty shows. Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Midland, MI. Osher Life Long Learning Institute (solo show), Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI. 515 Gallery, Clare MI. Creative 360, Artfest 55, Midland MI Art Walk Central 2017, Mount Pleasant, MI 50 Artists, Great Lakes Bay Region, Studio 23, Bay City, MI. Quad: Four Solo Exhibitions, Midland Center For The Arts, Midland, Michigan.
Steven's ArtPrize Entries
These are Steven's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.