How ART Changed My Life

After decades of making music, I started my foray into the ART world in 2010. Some things remain the same. For instance, art-making is inconsistent as an occupation (even worse than music). I still need a minivan, to haul around paintings instead of musical equipment. I continue to reap the rewards of a creative life: satisfaction, fulfillment and Creation Elation. 

By | 2017-11-07T19:18:03+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The 5 Stages of Creation Elation

It is well documented that making ART is good for you. For instance, studies show that exercising our creativity can reduce stress, build self-esteem and help to create a healthy state of mind. More about that ahead, but.... This is a personal story about how creating ART (and music, too) fills me with a range of positive emotions. Among them are

By | 2017-10-29T11:25:53+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Grand Old Man of Abstract Art

  This is my blog, but I'm not old enough or grand enough for such a lofty title.  But THIS GUY is a heavyweight, grandmaster art genius....German artist, Gerhard Richter is the subject of this article. He is widely regarded as as the greatest living painter, yet many are not familiar with him or his work. I

By | 2017-09-30T15:46:26+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

What to Hang on Your Walls

There's a guy that lives just down the road named Les Wexner. The two of us are very much alike. We both spent some early years on the east side of Columbus. We both now live in New Albany Ohio. We both love art. We both have art hanging on our walls. We both are billionaires...oops! ..........OK, I'm not a billionare but

By | 2017-09-23T18:39:18+00:00 September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Cure for BWS (Blank Walls Syndrome)

Oh, the heartbreak of BWS!  This awful aesthetic affliction affects many of us. "Blank Walls Syndrome" is a very serious malady, but take heart. It can be treated and in some cases even cured! Now is the time to have a frank discussion about the causes, the symptoms and the treatments for this dreaded disorder.  History of BWS Prehistoric cave

By | 2017-09-10T12:41:22+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

3 Hot Painters to Watch

There are thousands of talented world-class artists. Like most people who pay attention to art, I have my favorites. Now that I have appointed myself the CHIEF CURATOR at Scott Steelman Studio, I can share some of those favorites with you. By HOT, I mean that they are rising quickly in stature and notoriety within the art world. They are fairly

By | 2017-09-08T21:14:47+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Got the Blues? Try This…

The BLUES? ...No, I am not talking about depression here or "singing the blues". I'm discussing a cheerful subject: All those wonderful shades of blue in nature and in art. Coincidentally, my very first musical composition at age 13 was entitled "Shades of Blue". That was when I discovered the Blues Scale (which has some blue notes in it). Blue has

By | 2017-08-27T11:06:18+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New York State of Mind

Welcome to my Mind! ...my "New York State of Mind". NYC has been an important influence in my development as an artist. I'll explain a little about that and some current projects related to the "Big Apple".  Throughout history big cities have accelerated the growth of knowledge and culture. As cities blossomed into centers of trade, they also became a marketplace

By | 2017-08-20T10:30:14+00:00 August 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

How to Make ART From a Snapshot

That's me in the funny snapshot (age 14) Once upon a time (not so long ago) I got the urge to make ART. Probably because of watching numerous DVD's about art and artists. And why was I doing that, you ask? Well I needed something to watch as I began my new treadmill regimen. Luckily I live in a community

By | 2017-08-13T11:13:53+00:00 August 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Does an Artist Do?

Welcome to my Universe! What fun it is exploring not only color, shapes and lines, but the BIG PICTURE things like ideas, concepts, emotions, perception and consciousness. At first I wasn't even aware that making ART could involve these lofty pursuits. It wasn't that long ago that my art adventure began. I just wanted to make a picture of something? ...anything!  

By | 2017-08-06T17:06:40+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments
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