Vibrant hues, richness of tone and rhythmic composition are hall marks of Steve Elliott’s light-filled paintings which set out to capture the spirit and atmosphere of the Derbyshire landscape. These award winning paintings evoke the poetry of light in all seasons and active skies are a feature of the work.
Steve has exhibited at many high profile art fairs around the country – Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Harrogate, Cheshire, Windsor, Reading – and his images of the Derbyshire landscape are equally popular nearer home in South Yorkshire and right across the Peak District.
The versatility of pastel is superbly adapted to the expression of light and colour. Wash-like transparency, opaque impasto, subtle textures, vibrant colour and atmospheric tones are characteristic of the work. Steve enjoys finding new ways of expressing the visual qualities he wants in his paintings and seeking expressive images which will resonate with the viewer. He works in a diversity of styles and images range from the naturalistic to the contemporary. The Peak District and in particular the Dark Peak has provided a lifelong stimulus for creativity and inspiration in his work.
I am pleased to be able to offer scaled up variations of previous paintings where it is feasible to do so. New versions are never exact copies, more variations on a theme. The original image serves as a starting point rather than an end point. These starting points quickly become new originals, but with more certainty as to outcome than if commissioning a new view from scratch. The advantage of this approach is that you get to see a closer approximation of what the final outcome will look like whereas with a new view, the outcome is unknown. Many images are scaleable and can be ordered to suit specific spaces or pockets. All prices are based on the size of the framed piece and no extra charge is made for a commission.
Please browse through the gallery below or take a look at the extensive range of archived images on my website to see the different types of images I’ve produced in recent years and make your choice from there. If you see an image you like and think you would like to commission a new version of it, do get in touch to discuss the possibilities or to request a price list. Studio visits welcome by arrangement.