Myra Steward

Artist Statement


“Every painting tells a story and captures a single moment or thought in time”
Art is an essential part of my everyday life. I try to incorporate it into every aspect. I had dreamed of painting since I was a little girl, but for various reasons, it didn’t happen. After reading the book, The Artist’s Way, I finally gave myself permission to try painting. It’s a passion with me now. Even if I’m not painting every day, I’m planning my next painting in my mind.
I have studied with several teachers including: Cassidy Aikman, Jim Estey, Phillis Eyman, Beverly Fields and Anne Bradley. I’ve also attended workshops with Father William Breault and David Lobenberg.
The mediums and subject matter I use are varied. I sometimes work in watercolor, but also enjoy working with collage and mixed media. During the past year I’ve begun experimenting with watercolor on canvas. I love the medium’ affect in creating a much looser style. My subject matter is whatever happens to inspire me at the moment. I primarily use a limited palette of one blue, one yellow and one red, which creates a challenge in creating as many shades as possible.

 

Images ©2009 Myra Steward, a Sacramento Fine Arts Center Artist