Steve is an award-winning artist who received a San Jose State design degree with a minor in his real passion, art. He was a designer and occasional painter until 2009, when much to his joy, those roles reversed.
Compelling vistas of the Salinas Valley and Central California Coast provide numerous subjects for his oil paintings. He looks for interesting scenes with distinctive lighting, such as light-dappled cattle relaxing under trees or a late day’s warm sunlight creating long shadows.
His process often includes the making of one or more small, preliminary studies before beginning a larger finished painting.
Galleries: Salinas Valley Art Gallery and the Haute Enchilada Gallery in Moss Landing.
See more at www.SteveMaherFineArt.com