These paintings explore a classic subject matter – landscape and more specifically how I interpret my local environment. I have also painted three pieces about my three boys, using the environment, colour and texture to interpret them.
For me layers of gouache and shellac are the best way to present my work.
I paint to challenge my creativity, to create something that interprets what I see/enjoy and to produce something that didn’t exist yesterday.
My art is about emotional painting – the process of painting is what excites me.
I have been heavily influenced and encouraged over many years by artist and supporter Jiri Tibor Novak. The noted Czech artist Jan Zrzavy’s work inspired me as has Ian Fairweather.
The work of Peter Steven is a key part of our upcoming Works on Paper exhibition.
Peter Steven The Networker nos 2 Gouache & shellac on paper 2011
Peter Steven Ceres Trees in Paddock Gouache & shellac on paper 2011
Peter Steven Ceres Trees Gouache & shellac on paper 2011