Expressionism, Surrealism, and Abstraction Prevail at Mark Gallery
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Rick Stevens predominantly paints landscapes, but he avoids describing himself purely as a landscape artist, as light is his primary interest. “I see light as the unifying element,” he says. “[The] critical concern for me has always been not just the subject and composition, but choosing the light to portray it in.” Stevens’s interest in painting the natural world began when he was a child in Michigan, painting alongside his father. Today he lives in Santa Fe, where he paints en plein air, as well as from memory. His oeuvre includes representational works and expressive abstractions, and he also experiments with techniques in glazing, the use of gold-leaf, and building up textures using cold wax and gel mediums.
American , b. 1958, Sparta, Michigan