With an education built upon classical training, Ben Steele enjoys utilizing the processes of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility; never staying in one place for too long.
The result is a wide-ranging body of work, not always still life, portraiture or landscape but often somewhere in between. His melding of art history and pop culture references with a classic glaze and scumble technique keeps his ever-changing process current, fresh and exciting.
"My serious side enjoys careful observation, allowing the viewer to see the beauty of simple things. The power of light and shade and the appeal of subtle and strong color relationships spark my enthusiasm for realism. The polar nature of the two approaches has provided an outlet for all of my artistic interest."
- Ben Steele