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Plein Air Oils by Steve Easterwood
Exhibition Dates: June 11 - July 6, 2008

     "I am a seeker of truth.  It is for this reason that I often paint en plein aire, on location.  As the truth of a scene presents itself through light, shadow, and color, I try to capture the fleeting beauty before me.  My goal in painting is to invite the viewer to see the world through my eyes and experience the joy I have found in process of artistic creation." Artist Steve Easterwood

     Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Steve Easterwood began doodling as soon as he could hold a pencil.  His artistic endeavors were encouraged by his parents who provided him with age-appropriate art supplies.  He credits his mother with his artistic success because she constantly bragged on his efforts as a child.  Steve spent much of his life doing pencil drawings.  For many years animals were among his favorite subjects. 

     In 2001 he changed artistic direction when plein air painter Dave Bennett became his mentor.  Working almost exclusively in oils, Steve has made trips to New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming to do representational paintings of God’s glorious creations. Steve competes in several plein air competitions each year, broadening his painting experiences and skills. This exhibit opportunity at Framations Art Gallery was awarded to Steve as part of winning Best of Show at the Lake St. Louis Plein Air Paintout in 2007.  

      In addition to studying with Dave Bennett, Steve has taken workshops from John Budicin, Matt Smith, Ralph Oberg, and Marcia Burtt.  Recently, he studied with noted St. Louis painter Billyo O'Donnell.  Steve lives in Dexter, Missouri on a farm with his wife, Cheryl. 
Learn more about artist Steve Easterwood on his website. 

Artist Steve Easterwood



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