Artist
Steven Guy Bilodeau Kelseyville, California

Steven Guy Bilodeau prefers to create his works in one session, so that he can hold on to the emotional connection between himself and a piece. He often works en plein air and was originally inspired by early California painters called The Society of Six. He currently lives in California and admires the work of Edward Hopper and Maynard Dixon. When he’s not painting, he plays classical guitar and sells antiques.

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    About The Artist

    Steven Guy Bilodeau prefers to create his works in one session, so that he can hold on to the emotional connection between himself and a piece. He often works en plein air and was originally inspired by early California painters called The Society of Six. He currently lives in California and admires the work of Edward Hopper and Maynard Dixon. When he’s not painting, he plays classical guitar and sells antiques.

    Artist Statement

    Steve was born in Lewiston, Maine in 1957 and raised in Livermore Falls, Maine. He moved to California in 1984 and received basic Art training at the San Francisco School of Art. He also has trained extensively with the nationally known plein-air painter Armand Cabrera. His other major influences are Maynard Dixon and Edward Hopper. Steven now resides in Kelseyville California overlooking beautiful Clearlake. "Aesthetically, I believe that art should impact the viewer and stir an inner feeling or memory. If I have evoked that emotion then my painting is successful".
    "When I first became interested in plein-air painters, I admired artists from the "Society of Six" as in Selden Gile, William Clapp, Louis Siegrist to mention a few. They were early California Impressionists and I became attracted to their outlook and lifestyle. They were painters that went out together and painted alla prima and seemed interested in truly capturing the emotional elements of a scene. I think I modeled myself after these people. Many plein-air artists these days will bring a piece back to the studio to finish up, but I feel the emotional bond has been lost once you leave the scene so I paint from start to finish in one sitting in the true pure plein-air tradition. I will often paint in the studio by photo but even then I will paint from start to finish in the plein-air tradition. For me, I feel that if I do not have an emotional reaction to a scene then how can I expect a viewer to have an emotional reaction to what I have painted."

    Hear What Collectors Say About Steven Guy's Work

    commentsYosemite's Half Dome
    J Dunster 1/17/2015 | 8:17 AM

    Gorgeous painting of Half Dome!

    Y Durr 8/8/2014 | 12:23 AM

    I really like the painting we just received from you. When I look at it I want to go jogging along that path. Thank you!

    commentsSummer Hills
    S Handa 6/25/2013 | 4:06 AM

    I have seen few works of yours. When you play with yellow tones you play the best Mandy!!

    Steven Guy Bilodeau 8/23/2012 | 4:32 PM

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to have my work with UGALLERY

    UGallery 8/23/2012 | 2:28 PM

    Welcome to UGallery, Steven! Check out your our introductory blog post about you and your artwork: http://blog.ugallery.com/post/30045094469/new-artist-spotlight-steven-guy-bilodeau-and-kajal

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