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Steven Power

Ultra realist painter of fantasy landscape / seascapes, Steven Power is continuing to gain reputation with art collectors worldwide. With each new piece that Steven creates the level of excitement in the galleries and throughout the art community increases.

The comments from those visiting the galleries are often the same, whether from Japan, Australia, England, the U.S. or even Texas! “Steven’s work captures the essence of Paradise!”. “It’s as though you can walk right into his vision of paradise” his paintings definitely have that effect on you.......

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Ultra realist painter of fantasy landscape / seascapes, Steven Power is continuing to gain reputation with art collectors worldwide. With each new piece that Steven creates the level of excitement in the galleries and throughout the art community increases.

The comments from those visiting the galleries are often the same, whether from Japan, Australia, England, the U.S. or even Texas! “Steven’s work captures the essence of Paradise!”. “It’s as though you can walk right into his vision of paradise” his paintings definitely have that effect on you.

Steven has had a long love affair with the ocean and nature in general, his many years of surfing throughout California, Mexico and Hawaii searching for the perfect uncrowded wave, as well as exploring the mountains and deserts of California, Arizona and Nevada provide the inspiration for Steven’s fantastic imaginary scenes.

Images that some say are “believable, yet at the same time almost unbelievable”

Born in 1956 in Detroit, Michigan, but raised at the beach in Los Angeles, Steven and his brothers took to surfing at an early age. Steven has been a dedicated surfer ever since.

Steven has been capturing his adventures with pencil and paint for virtually all of his life.

Steven’s father John Power is an excellent automotive / commercial designer and all around artist. Trained at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California.

Steven has derived much of his technique from the years he spent watching his father work on a variety of different projects, absorbing the tricks of the trade from him. Steven has been an artist for “As long as I can remember”

Steven has had a wide range of experience; he has been commissioned to do many different types of projects throughout his career, ranging from creative set painting and studio backdrop creation for rock videos and film productions, to sculpture and fine art commissions.

Steven also spent many years working with architects and interior designers creating murals and fantastic faux finishes in some of the finest homes throughout California and Hawaii.

Since moving to Hawaii in 1994 Steven has had the honor of creating five of the images for the Triple Crown of Surfing events including the 1997 Triple Crown illustration, the 1998 Pipemaster’s illustration, the 1999 Pipemaster’s Illustration, The 2003 Triple Crown illustration, and most recently this years (2009) Vans Triple Crown of Surfing illustration.

It’s a great honor to have been chosen so often to be a part of surfing history.                          

Current Theme

At this point I am focusing primarily on Fantasy Tropical images that would evoke a sense of pristine solitude, a safe place, a peaceful “garden of Eden” mood”. A place that we would all like to go to relax and unwind. But at the same time I want to portray the awesome power of nature that I encounter while traveling and exploring the oceans of the world.                        

The Environment

Because of a lifetime spent in and around the ocean and nature, Steven is acutely aware of our responsibility to be dedicated to preserving a clean environment in a fair and responsible way.  Steven is optimistic concerning the environment and not inclined to see mankind as the enemy of the planet.  Steven is an advocate of an emerging new school of “Smart Environmentalism” an “Eco-Realist”.  Steven is careful to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to environmental issues.  “I am an eco-optimist, I believe that there is a bright future ahead.

Technology has been the source of wonderful advancements in the quality of life for the entire human race.  It has made all of our lives easier in many ways that we often take for granted.  Just ask your grandparents if they would like to go back to the days of the horse and buggy with all of the lovely things that came with them i.e. horse droppings, flies everywhere all the time.  Imagine life without electricity, no refrigerator no air-conditioning in the summer, etc.  “I believe we will continue to employ our knowledge and ingenuity to develop better solutions to the environmental challenges that we will inevitably face as we work together for a better future on planet earth”

Soli Deo Gloria

If Steven is passionate about his artwork he is equally passionate about his beliefs. “As a Christian, I am dedicated to giving honor through my artwork and my life to the greatest artist, the one who I believe created all of this natural beauty in the first place. God is truly awesome, and the real inspiration behind everything that I paint. While some choose to believe in ‘Mother Earth” I choose to believe in “Father God” who is alive and capable of careful design and deliberate creation. I believe that I will become a better artist as I seek to understand how He has created this beautiful world that we find ourselves in.

Soli Deo Gloria means to God Alone the Glory!”

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Artwork Collections

Illustiration Art Collection

Like Norman Rockwell, Seuss personally created every rough sketch, preliminary drawing, final line drawing and finished work for each page of every project he illustrated. Despite the technical and budgetary limitations of color printing during the early and mid-twentieth century, Dr. Seuss the artist was meticulous about color selection. He created specially numbered color charts and elaborate color call-outs to precisely accomplish his vision for each book. Saturated reds and blues, for example, were carefully chosen for The Cat in the Hat to attract and maintain the visual attention of a six-year-old audience. By the time Seuss’s book career took off, sharp draftsman skills were evident in drawings. His ability to move a storyline ahead via illustrations filled with tension, movement and color became a hallmark component of his work, and the surreal images that unfolded over six decades became the catalyst for a humorous and inspired learning experience.

Bronze Collection

Artist Leo Rijn, the inaugural sculptor for the Dr. Seuss Tribute Collection I, was selected to launch this project due to his prized work with some of today’s top talent in the world of film, entertainment and the visual arts (including Tim Burton, Ang Lee and Steven Spielberg). Rijn has been identified as one of today’s brightest sculpting talents because of his ability to breathe life into the written word and successfully transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional works of art. Universal Studios commissioned Leo to develop and oversee the creation of numerous maquette scale models for the Monumental Dr. Seuss Sculptures at Seuss Landing in Orlando, Florida. Leo was instrumental in the art direction for many of the sculpted characters and buildings now on display at this permanent Seuss attraction. His strikingly accurate Seuss works embody a masterful and intuitive Seussian sensibility, establishing him as a leading talent in interpretive sculpting.

Taxidermy Colletion

Seuss embarked on an ingenious project in the early 1930s as he evolved from two-dimensional artworks to three-dimensional sculptures. What was most unusual for these mixed-media sculptures was the use of real animal parts including beaks, antlers and horns from deceased Forest Park Zoo animals where Seuss’s father was superintendent. Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy was born in a cramped New York apartment and included a menagerie of inventive creatures with names like the “Two Horned Drouberhannis,” “Andulovian Grackler,” and “Semi-Normal Green-Lidded Fawn.” Shortly after Seuss created this unique collection of artworks, Look Magazine dubbed Seuss “The World’s Most Eminent Authority on Unheard-Of Animals.” To this day, Seuss’s Unorthodox Collection of Taxidermy remains as some of the finest examples of his inventive and multi-dimensional creativity.

 

Secret Art & Archives

Illustrator by day, surrealist by night, Seuss created a body of irrepressible work that redefines this American icon as an iconographic American artist. Yet, the Secret Art often shows a side of the artist that most readers, familiar with him through his classic children’s books, have never seen. This collection, created over a period of more than 60 years, encompasses the entirety of Seuss’s multi-dimensional talent. The artistic golden thread highlighted throughout this collection is apparent in each wildly imaginative and surreal Secret Art image. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss is an inimitable collection of artworks created at night for his own personal enjoyment. These works were rarely, if ever, exhibited during his lifetime and provide a deeper glimpse into the art and life of this celebrated American Icon.

http://www.authorizedgallery.com/secret-art-archive-works

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