Rio Rancho, New Mexico is home to acrylic, oil, and watercolor artist Steve Webb. He has painted throughout his life, with his productivity and growth as an artist greatly accelerating in retirement. He works in a somewhat crammed and chaotic home studio, with a corner reserved for his other passion of making music with mountain dulcimer, ukulele, and Native American flute.
While Steve’s paintings are representational, he believes in taking great license with color, shadow, and reflection to best bring out the beauty and mood of the subject. The great Impressionist painters are his primary inspiration. Portraiture and animals are favorite subjects, along with the occasional landscape. Every painting is an experiment and an adventure, with plenty of struggles, some moments of creative joy, and no guarantees. The emotional investment put into the work usually pays back in kind with the painting’s own impact on those who view it. It’s worth it!
Steve has exhibited in several shows, including New Mexico Watercolor Society exhibitions and Masterworks of New Mexico.