Steve Strode – The Little Picture Show
At our Cook Steet Gallery
We have hung our latest exhibition of paintings by Steve Strode, book an appointment to see it or download our catalogue to view in the comfort of you own home.
The Little Picture Show by Steve Strode
‘Art is the giving of each person’s evidence to the world, a trace of their engagement. There have always been artists who have found the simple life all about them, the wonderful and the beautiful, and through this inspiration sensed a way to interpret that into what we know as art.’
In Steve’s own words “I have no genre or speciality to speak of, I’m drawn to paint anything that attracts me. I don’t like to tie myself to any one subject or way of working, every subject is there to be ‘seen’, and it’s up to the painter to realise this in paint. I think ‘seeing’ a potential picture is much harder than painting one.
This ‘seeing’ provides a starting point for my painting, but I don’t have a clear concept of a finished image; I repaint and edit as I go until it interests me. After all, if I don’t find it interesting, I wouldn’t expect anyone else to.
I work mainly from life, but I also compose ideas from photographs. With these ideas I try to express what I’ve ‘seen’ and go beyond the surface to realise rather than copy the image.”