Steve Quartly from his studio in Southern California creates oils on canvas, specializing in Contemporary Impressionism. Quartly’s dedication to painting the world he sees, has contributed to his vibrant works. A plain white canvas becomes a beautiful European city scene, a Mediterranean seascape or a warm California Landscape.
Quartly began oil painting at age 13, demonstrating a love of life, nature, color and form. Raised in the Northern California Coast he was surrounded by the beautiful scenery and the inspiring city. There he studied oil painting under mentor Carol Summers and for 10 years Steven studied the French and early American Impressionists under her guidance. These years would be the foundation that fueled Steven’s passion for painting the world he sees. Steven’s work pushes the limit of impressionism by creating dramatic and contemporary scenes, his use of bold color and rich texture come alive with every stroke of his pallet knife.
Quartly’s energy and devotion to each painting is what makes him unique. His design in composition and color is meaningful and skilled. The loose and whimsical brush strokes and pallet knife work brings passion and emotion. His overall faith in God is his purpose and desire to express the beauty in life.
Quartly’s work has been shown in some of the most prominent galleries in the United States for over twenty years. Steven lives and works in Southern California and is married with 4 children. He can be seen cruising in his vintage Kombi VW bus or an early surf before heading to the studio.