Artist Steven Quartly's pallet knife cuts and blends, and the myriad tiny touches pull watchers heart-first into a majestic landscape here, a quiet urban-Europe quarter there or a simple still life. The balance and color palette compel in Quartly's impressionistic scenery and still life work."For me, every painting is a song," says the personable, soft-spoken Quartly, by way of explanation.
Steve Quartly from his studio in Southern California creates impressionistic oils on canvas, specializing in seascapes and cityscapes. 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
Quartlys’ 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 philosophy is faith in God and a desire to express the beauty in life.monstrating a love of life, nature, color and form.
“My hope is to bring emotion to the canvas, a sense of remembrance and a time of quiet reflection.”