Steve Statement


I turned 73 in June. I have been an artist almost all of my life. I painted watercolors professionally for over 30 years. After that I worked in digital media for 17 years. In 2011 I began painting again – this time abstract acrylics.

I do not write artist statements. Every artist statement I have ever read sounded like pretentious bullshit. That might include this statement as well.

I no longer date my work. Dates are only important if you are an art historian or want to bargain down a painting’s price.

I sign my abstract paintings on the back. I do not want a signature to interfere with the viewer’s “appreciation” of the image.