Steve Fortier

 

Steve Fortier’s painting is a sensual excursion through the organic shapes found in nature. A student of the graphic arts, he found painting after a professional career spanning over fourteen years. He is fascinated by detail, natural subject matter, and the power of impact conveyed by monumental canvas painting. His works are characterized by translucent layers, teeming with colour defined by a wide variety of brush strokes, which explore a tennebrism that takes up highly realistic and larger than life yet abstract compositions that are a continued exploration of the still life tradition, entering his work into a 400 year dialogue – the conversation of painting.