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Steve Whitney - Persis Rising
Steve Whitney - Late Morning Near Aspen
Steve Whitney - Between Storms
Steve Whitney - Way Through the Dunes
Steve Whitney - View from Bothell Landing
Steve Whitney - Iceberg Lake
Steve Whitney - Teanaway Barn (oil demo)
Steve Whitney - Flathead Country
Steve Whitney - Back from Delicate Arch 2
Steve Whitney - Old Field
Steve Whitney - Willow Run
Steve Whitney - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Steve Whitney (born 1942 in California, USA).
Steve Whitney has been painting seriously for more than 20 years, working in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. He received both a B.A. and an M.A. in English at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Steve's most influential teachers have been Liana Bennett, Scott Christensen, Catherine Gill, Deanne Lemley, Ned Mueller, and Eric Weigardt.
Steve is the author of eight books on natural history, including A Field Guide to the Cascades and Olympics and A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon, both of which he also illustrated. Formerly, he was editorial manager for The Mountaineers Books and managing editor of the Sierra Club magazine. Most recently, the artist has worked more than a decade as a technical writer for Microsoft.
The artist is a Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Puget Sound Painters; Former president, Evergreen Association of Fine Arts; Plein Air Washington Association; Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.
Valdis Ballard Bistro, Seattle, WA 2000
Kirkland Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 2001
Kaewyn Gallery, Bothell, WA, 2004.
Tsuga Gallery, Bothell, WA, 2016
- Bold Brush Painting Competition Finalist and FASO FAV 15% (June 2014)
- Bold Brush Painting Competition FASO FAV 15% (June 2012)
- Eastside Association of Fine Arts Open Show, 2001 (Chuck Webster
Award for best watercolor), 2002, 2008 (Honorable Mention), 2009, 2010
- Eastside Association of Fine Arts Member Show, 2007 (Honorable Mention), 2008 (Award of Excellence), 2009
- Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, 2003
- Oil Painters of America 11th Annual National Exhibition, 2002
- Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia 2000 (merchandise award), 2001, 2002
- Kenmore Art Festival 2001 (Award of Merit)
- Puget Sound Painters/Women Painters of Washington Combined Juried Show, 2001
June 2, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Steve Whitney (Born 1942)
“Like most painters who are serious and passionate about their work, I paint what personally fascinates me. Most often that is a landscape, seascape, or cityscape. Many landscape painters say their goal is to evoke the same emotions in their viewers as they themselves felt when experiencing the scenes before them. I doubt that’s possible. Instead, my goal is to ignite the viewer’s own emotions in response to my painting. When that happens, the subject matter is simply what brought us together.
I consider myself a painterly realist, meaning that I try to be faithful to visual reality while making it clear through vigorous brushwork, lively color, and disregard of precise detail that what you’re looking at is a painting, not a photograph. In my wilder moments I can get downright impressionistic."