Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet Artist Myra Steward, Spring Obsession Theme Division accepted Artist

Myra Steward

Artist's Statement
"Every painting tells a story and captures a single moment or thought in time"
T-011 Golden Day wc 18x24 $450

Art is an essential part of my everyday life. I try to incorporate it into every aspect. I had dreamed of painting since I was a little girl. After reading the book, The Artist's Way, I finally gave myself permission to try painting. It's a passion with me now!

I am a signature member of NCA, Northern California Artists. Which means that I have been accepted into juried art shows throughout California.  I have also contributed a minimum of 18 volunteer hours per year. I also serve on the NCA board as the courtesy chair.

I have studied with several teachers including :Cassidy Aikman, Jim Estey, Phillis Eyman, Beverly Fields and Anne Bradley.  I've also attended workshops with Father William Breault and David Lodenberg.  I belong to two paint groups that meet every week.

The mediums and subject matter I use are varied. I sometimes work in watercolor, but also enjoy working with collage and mixed media. Recently I've begun experimenting with watercolor on canvas.  I love the effect it creates. I enjoy painting a variety of subject matters, but, especially like to paint exotic birds and animals. I always paint with a limited palette of just one blue, one yellow and one red, keeping me challenged to create as many shades of color as possible.

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