Featured Artist Steg

British artist Steg shares his strange and fascinating digital imagery. Enjoy his work and see more of his portfolio by visiting his website.

 

"RosunFate Print R16" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R16” digital art, sizes vary

 

I am not particularly at ease with the notion of being “an artist” or even art itself, but these reservations can appear somewhat whimsical and precious, which I dislike even more. As a man in my more mature years, I should probably know better!

 

"RosunFate Print R26" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R26” digital art, sizes vary

 

I have always seen and created images, but the materials used to record them have varied over the years. At so-called art school, I reacted to something by creating a piece in household paint against the wishes and expectations of my tutors. An empty gesture perhaps. But in all honesty, with the exception of commissions, I create things for myself, and once satisfied with it the process is complete. Any critical or commercial acclaim is a bonus.  I have spent many years in independent music retail specialising in vinyl, and this has to an extent subsidised my image-making.

 

"RosunFate Print R171" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R171” digital art, sizes vary

 

Recently I have been feeling that commercial accomplishment should possibly be more of a focus, and have started to create work with that in mind. I used to work solely with oils and acrylics, as well as some inks and monochromatic materials. I was lucky enough to be asked to create an album cover for a dear friend, which was a hit in its day and pleasing to have experienced.

 

"RosunFate Print R20" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R20” digital art, sizes vary

 

A couple of other album opportunities followed, and I was delighted to be able to justify indulging in some Jimi Hendrix imagery for a retrospective collection. Latterly, I have discovered the digital world; formerly a self-convinced technophobe, it has become a comfortable and satisfying environment.

 

"RosunFate Print R14" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R14” digital art, sizes vary

 

Initially indulging in dark, perhaps rather gothic imaginings, I now work on creating lighter, more colourful representations sourced from my own photographs as well as some in the public domain with a lot of digital manipulation, noodling and electrochemistry.

 

"RosunFate Print R4" digital art, sizes vary by artist Steg. See his artist profile at www.ArtsyShark.com

“RosunFate Print R4” digital art, sizes vary

 

I hope to have some success with this new work, if for nothing else than to indulge in one of my other obsessions, guitars and music in general. I set up my first dedicated website in April 2016 in collaboration with a friend, with the idea of making accessible and inexpensive art available in a greeting card format. We soon realised that by adding a simple frame, the card and gift could become one quite pleasing offering.

 

Artist Steg in Oxford. See his artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Steg in Oxford

 

Expanding that to include fine art print options was the next step, and now with a soft commercial focus we hope to gradually grow awareness and through many different channels see where the journey takes us. This effort with Artsy Shark being a case in point, was partly the rationale to go to my local city of Oxford where the above photograph was taken.

 

 

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