Artist : Steve McGinty

At the age of ten, Steve began painting in oils with his grandfather, who was also an artist. He admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the Old Masters. He can often be found in a rural area or in someone’s garden painting “en plein aire,” with his good friends, fellow artists. He believes the sounds, smells and atmosphere play an integral role in the true emotion of each painting.

“My intention is not to copy nature, but to capture a peaceful moment with feeling, mood, and simplicity. Thus allowing the viewer to participate more in their own interpretation of the scene. If I give them all the information in the immense detail of a painting, I have robbed the viewer of their integral part of involvement in my work.”

Steve is the current President of the Plein Air Painters of Utah.