In his 35-year career as a fine artist, Steve Weed has honed a brilliant method of capturing a subject’s essence by combining subtle and bold brush strokes with an expressive color palette. A master in oils, watercolor, and charcoal, Steve’s work receives praise from collectors and fans worldwide. Art is a universal language, and Steve’s work easily communicates with the experiences and emotions of the viewer; or relays to them an unfamiliar experience they can then also feel for themselves. Steve is best known for his expressive portraiture and the ability to capture the beautiful nuance of human form and expression, but he does not shy away at all from expertly tackling any subject matter. What he creates from that confidence and talent keeps him regularly commissioned on any number of projects across the country. His work hangs in high profile private, corporate, and institutional collections worldwide. He works full time from his home studio in Mountain Shadows and stays quite busy with work from across the U.S.. His work is currently carried in galleries in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Locally he is represented by Colorado Expressions downtown and Mountain Living Studio in Manitou Springs. Steve completed his B.F.A. in Texas, under Charles Field, before studying further in Europe. He has also studied with Jeremy Lipking, whom he considers a inspiration and mentor. He owned a gallery and sold work in historic La Villita (San Antonio) and the Texas hill country before returning to the Rockies and making his home in Colorado Springs three and a half years ago. Commissions across his career have included oils, watercolors, illustrations, murals, court room renderings (back in the day) and even the creation of the famous Festival San Antonio Oyster Bake icon, Shuckie. Steve’s fan base here continues to grow. Since moving here, he has been voted a Reader’s Choice favorite in the artist category by The Independent, and a Best Of The Springs artist favorite by the Gazette. Last spring, he was the subject of a four page feature article in Colorado Springs Style magazine, and he’s recently been interviewed by ABC and CBS, and featured on Denver’s Mile High Living, KKTV news, KRDO radio, and Colorado Springs own Rocky Mountain Views.