Arts Depot Resident Artist - Studio 3B
Portrait Artist Steven Reeves is a life fellow of The Portrait Institute and member of various regional art organizations
A native North Carolinian, Steven Reeves spent his youth in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of the Tarheel State. His artistic abilities were realized at an early age and he was encouraged to draw, paint and be creative.
The artist notes, “Crayons were among my earliest of friends.” He later studied drawing and painting privately under the guidance of American southern artist Abbe Rose Cox, who was once listed as one of the top ten women artists in the nation. Steven also pursued other artistic outlets including vocal and piano performance, ultimately earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
While Steven embraces many forms of creative expression, his first love has always been painting. Passionate about his work, his most treasured time is spent in the studio were he can pour out his creative energy onto the canvas.
“I am especially enthusiastic about painting portraits. This form of artistic expression is fascinating and provides a rewarding experience. Interacting and connecting with the subject is a great joy and capturing a likeness can create a wonderful challenge.”
A sincere desire to create exceptional and lasting works of art is Steven’s primary goal when working with clients. “Making a positive difference in the lives of others gives meaning and memory to my work.” This philosophy of endurance guides Steven in creating family heirlooms that will last for generations.
Steven is a life fellow of The Portrait Institute and member of various art organizations. Since 2005 he has served as Executive Director of the Kingsport Art Guild which promotes arts advocacy in the Tri-Cities area of Northeast Tennessee. He has exhibited his artwork throughout much of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, and Washington D.C., and his paintings are in collections across the nation.
Contact Steven today to commission a painting of a family member, a past loved one, or for your business.
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