Painting by Steve CoffeyOil on CanvasSize: 48″x 36″
About the Artist
Steve Coffey is drawn to patterned intricacies of land and atmospheric abstractions of sky. He's drawn to the mystery of our existence somewhere in between. Steve's work triggers the feeling of familiarity, that somewhere at sometime the viewer has seen or felt this, an intimate mystery that lives on the tip of the tongue. It's accessible for simply what it is, a painting left to a person's interpretation. Steve Coffey has been a full-time practicing artist for many years. He has curated traveling exhibitions, created large-scale public sculptures, taught college, and conducted many workshops and art residencies. After finishing his formal training with an MFA in 1990 Steve explored formalist metal sculpture but eventually gave in to his love of drawing and representation and was seduced by the immediacy and challenges of oil paint. He began exploring the medium full time in 1995. Steve has exhibited extensively, and his paintings can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout North America, Europe & Asia. He is represented by galleries across Canada and in the United States. Steve creates in Southern Alberta.