In April we featured Steve Warburton in our 'Meet the Artist' features on Instagram in the lead up to not one but two shows. Steve was hard at work on a new body of six paintings for a group exhibition curated by Meaghan Shelton at Gympie Regional Art Gallery - Rites of Passage. At the same time he was completing large scaled works for his solo exhibition Alternative Facts at Tacit Gallery in Melbourne.
We interrupted his busy schedule to talk to ART500.
I never quite know how to describe my work other than to say it is oil-based medium, figurative, landscapes of ever-changing imagery that reflects my impression of who we are. Mood has always been important in my work. I like the viewer to feel something and then go away with an emotional response.
A period that had a big impact on me was when I was having a solo show each year for 6 consecutive years. Sadly the gallery closed but it showed me I could work towards regular shows with new work. I think as an artist, I was happiest then. Though, my work has continued to improved since then, those years helped form the person I am today.⠀
I live in a semi-rural area called Emerald surrounded by forests and paddocks. It is mostly quiet, which I like. Even though I always listen to music when I work, I like the quiet outside. I have used elements of the surrounding environment in my work when it has inspired me. When I am not making art I like to ride my bike(s) through forests and quiet country roads, experiencing the wildlife – looking for inspiration. ⠀⠀
Steve Warburton April 2019
Thank you for the insights Steve.
We are very pleased to have some stunning new paintings from Steve exclusive to ART500. 30x30cm works representing exceptional value at just $500 each for ART500 buyers only. Click the images below to see more detail.
Steve has also provided ART500 with two works for the ArtBeyond500 section. These are larger scaled works offered at special price through ART500.
The ideas for these works are ones that Steve has been ruminating on for a number of years and only recently developed into completed works for the Rites of Passage exhibition.