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"EVERY BODY" 63" x 42" mixed media on canvas

During the pandemic, I found myself drawn to working with the figure again, something I had not done in many years. I created several large, almost life-size, paintings that were scattered around my studio for much of the year. In hindsight, it seems they provided the human connection I was missing in my real life all that year.

The work is quite a departure from my non-representational paintings, and so I had not shown them, but recently submitted several to the Art2Life 2021 International Juried Art Exhibition. I was very honored to have the work above, EVERY BODY, selected from over 4,500 entries, with only 50 finalists. It felt validating and I was grateful to have the work selected for such a prestigious event.

The exhibition was juried by artist and gallery owner Juan Kelly, whose paintings I have admired for years. His Santa Fe gallery, Nuart , has a long-standing and stellar reputation as one of the finest contemporary galleries in Santa Fe.

You can view the virtual exhibition, including Juan's comments:
Art2Life International Juried Exhibition



Steve at Telluride show

My painting, "Foraging", at Telluride Gallery, and viewer.

In July, I was able to attend the opening of the exhibition, "Altered States", at Telluride Gallery of Fine Art. My mingling skills were a little rusty but I was thrilled to be in the midst of it all again.



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The Santa Fe sky is a beautiful backdrop from the studio windows at SFAG.

After a long teaching hiatus, I am hosting 2 workshops this year at Santa Fe Artists Getaway, live and in-person, which feels amazing! The first was mid-August and I am prepping for the next one in mid-September.

It's such a gift to once again connect with other artists, to work with them as a group and one-on-one, to engage in critical discourse, to laugh and share the serious work that art requires of us.


"Whose Cloud Is This" 48" x 48", left. My workshop demo as the work got underway, right.




"Of Things Unknown, But Longed For Still" (tribute to Maya Angelou) oil on canvas

I have recently been working more with oil paints and exploring the pigments and mediums. Their lusciousness and luminosity are so captivating. For a materials junkie like me it's nice to be on a new adventure.

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Stretching canvases on the lawn outside my studio...ahhh summer!


Happy late summer everyone!

Thank you again for being part of my life in art.



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