Seth Couture
El Dorado Hills, California

Seth’s life and art career are anything but normal. As a teenager, he left an abusive home and put himself through high school. After graduation, he made his way to California, where the noted painter Tom X took him under his wing. Then, in 2004, Seth put down his brushes for almost six years to focus on a biotech career. It wasn’t until he reunited with his grandmother after nearly 20 years apart that he considered painting full-time. She was a recognized artist and continuously encouraged him to paint. When she passed away just three years after they reunited, Seth decided to pursue his dream. He moved north and built an art studio. Today, he is one of UGallery’s top creators.

Artist and Customer Comments

Frank 4/28/2017 | 7:18 AM

Hi Seth- "Lombard St. in Winter Gray" arrived quickly and it was all that I hoped for. And thank you for the kind note you sent with it. The painting brought back fond memories of my days living in San Francisco and I love you technique and style. Cheers, Frank

Frank 4/28/2017 | 7:17 AM

Hi Seth- "Lombard St. in Winter Gray" arrived quickly and it was all that I hoped for. And thank you for the kind note you sent with it. The painting brought back fond memories of my days living in San Francisco and I love you technique and style. Cheers, Frank

commentsEvening View From Bernal Heights Tower, San Francisco
J Crawley 11/17/2016 | 9:16 PM

I purchased the "Evening View From Bernal Heights Tower, San Francisco" piece and could not be more pleased. As I was looking for pieces to purchase, I kept coming back to this one. It is as beautiful in person as it is online. I was extremely impressed with the care that went into shipping.

J Morris 4/23/2016 | 10:13 AM

My husband and I recently purchased a Seth Couture painting. The colors and the detail in the piece are amazing and we could stare at it for hours. Beautiful!

commentsLooking South on Green and Kearny
P Villalobos 3/24/2016 | 4:25 AM

this UGallery zoom capability is ideal for a paintinglike this.It's so clean from afar.Until you get close up.

J Zagame 1/14/2016 | 3:31 PM

Incredible talent, beautiful artwork. I'm very pleased to own a Seth Couture painting.

commentsRainy Night on Powell Street
L Lawson 3/26/2015 | 2:57 PM

Impressive play with light and color that creates a unique realism. As I study the painting, the streets actually look as though I could reach out and if I touched the painting it would be wet with water. An excellent interpretation of a streetscape. And very impressive talent for bringing light to life that is actually so illuminating you almost wonder if the painting isn't really plugged into the wall.

commentsCats in the Cradle
R Colbeck 12/3/2014 | 7:39 PM

Seth, I like your painting BUT it seems that most art come from Calf. I'm from Il. and just wanted to say HI you do nice work. I'm at Inagekind

D Martinson 10/4/2014 | 10:19 PM

We are now the fortunate owners of your work "Anastasia's Tutu" and it is such a thrill to be able to admire and contemplate this beautiful and emotive painting. You are such a gifted and expressive artist (you truly "have it"). Wish you all good things.

commentsGetting Brighter Still
J Alfano purchased this artwork. 3/25/2014 | 1:10 PM

we love the impressionistic form along with the beautiful subject. The coloring is sublime!

Seth Couture 3/12/2014 | 2:44 PM

Thank you! One of my favs as well :)

commentsPassing Seasons at the Marina
F Maiato 3/12/2014 | 12:59 PM

This painting is absolutely stunning!! can't stop looking at it. Love it!!

Seth Couture 3/5/2014 | 11:06 PM

Thanks so much!! :) I'm glad you like it!

Khorsma 3/5/2014 | 8:35 PM

Striking and beautiful work! Very impressed!

Union Square, Looking West on Geary and Powell

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

36" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.


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On the corner of Geary St. and Powell St. in Union Square, San Francisco Financial District. Sunlight reflects from the bronze plumage of a palm branch as it settles on the horizon. The cars shine brightly as they seem to be stationed in single file, waiting to board beams of sunlight. The painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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