Steve Barton

Explore our extensive Steve Barton art collection at Marcus Ashley Gallery online! With paintings, sculptures, and his iconic painted surfboard art, there are no shortage of options for bringing bright, beautiful landscapes and still lifes from this internationally renowned artist into your home.

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Meet The Artist ~ Steve Barton ~ July 5th & 6th

Photo of artist Steve Barton painting a colorful surfboard at Marcus Ashley Gallery.

About Steve Barton

The “Wavy” concept was created by Steve Barton in 1999, and is a testament to his creativity. The Wavy Frame was designed to bring the frame into the work of art, creating a single unit. Together, the painting and frame invite you to walk around the room, viewing the work from different angles as the natural shadow lines of the canvas subtly change the scene’s tone.

“I’ve been lucky to see and experience the most amazing landscapes on earth, and meet the most amazing people who have become part of my life. I create for the community, not only a rich and vibrant painting, but a feeling -and intensely intimate feeling that recreates the soul of a place for each person in their own way.” is Barton’s comment on his inspirations. He also finds himself constantly inspired by the magic of the Sierra Nevadas and South Lake Tahoe, where he resides part time. “There’s no place like Tahoe. It’s one of my ‘home bases.’”  

Originally from New Hampshire, Steve Barton’s success as an artist began early. His mother, an oil painter herself, inspired and encouraged him to paint. After studying at Rhode Island School of Design, Barton desired to broaden his search for subject matter. He traveled to the West Coast,where his paintings took on the dreamlike quality that we experience today. Presently, Barton donates his time by doing painting demonstrations for students worldwide, and has spent time in Russia speaking to students of all ages about painting and setting goals in life.

For Steve Barton, painting is a way of life. He loves to spend spare moments combing areas for inspiration. Old quaint houses, cottages, cabins and villas that capture the heart of life on the beach are among his favorite settings to capture on canvas.

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Questions Answered

The wavy canvas came about by accident when Steve Barton was creating a commission and over stretched the canvas. The client loved it so much, it became Barton’s signature. Barton has now mastered intentionally manipulating the canvas to be the exact wave that suits his vision for the painting.

YES, Steve Barton is currently doing commissions. However, please reach out to us with any questions as sometimes Steve’s popularity can be a little much and he has to limit the availability of commissions.

Yes, Steve Barton is the only fine artist licensed to produce and sell Disney characters.

It is! Steve Barton loves to go down to the beach and reach out to youth surfers. He often offers to buy them a new surfboard in exchange for their old one, then collaborate together on the painted board.

Yes, every Steve Barton Giclee is uniquely hand embellished.   

Shop Steve Barton Art Online

It’s easy to buy the art you love anywhere in the world with our high-quality online art services. No matter where you are, explore our Steve Barton paintings, prints, and surfboard art for sale today.

Barton Originals

Buy an original work of a beautiful destination. Both vibrant and peaceful, these paintings invite to experience the soul of the location that inspired them, but in a way that is personal and unique to each viewer.

Disney Limited Editions

Steve Barton’s art style offers the truest depiction of the Magic Kingdom. No need for epic adventures here. Instead, enjoy some of your childhood best friends in simple moments of contentment, friendship, and love with high quality, limited edition prints. Bring the joy and wonder of Disney home with these vivid windows into what characters might do on their vacations.

Barton Limited Editions

With landscapes, still lifes, and more, these limited editions of Steve Barton’s art will transport you to a lovely, dream-like world, no matter what location inspired it. Discover prints that draw you into a tropical paradise, a winter wonderland, or any gorgeous locale in between.

Adoring Love
Barefoot Bungalow
Black Diamonds
By the Bay
Classic Legends
Cozy Beach
Dream of a Lifetime
Endless Summer
Evening Paradise
Forever Love
Forever with You
Gregory Peck
Heaven’s Harmony
Into the Night
Island Breezes
Island Song
Just Beyond
Labor of Love
Lahaina Streets
Lazy Lagoon
North Shore Calling
Picnic in Paradise
Race Day
Road to Hana
Secret Escape
Somewhere Special
Sugar Cane Train
Sunflower Dreams
Surf’s Up
Surrounded by Sun
Sweet Romance
Tahoe Views
Treasured Times
Tropic Breeze
Vineyard Vines


Bring a small piece of paradise into your home with one of Steve Barton’s sculptures. They’re richly detailed, giving the viewer something new to notice with every pass. Each work as a whole also evokes a happy and even magical way of life with water that almost seems to glow.

Sold Originals / Commission Ideas

It can be difficult to find Steve Barton surfboard art for sale, but through Marcus Ashley Gallery you can commission painted surfboard art and one-of-a-kind “Wavy” art he is so known for, where the art and the “frame” are all one. Our art consultants collaborate with you and the artist on determining the composition, color palette, dimensions, materials, and more, in order to commission a special artwork designed specifically for you.

To inquire about a special Steve Barton “Wavy” art commission or other Barton piece, contact our dedicated art consultants today.

Steve Barton at Marcus Ashley Gallery

Next time you visit South Lake Tahoe, we invite you to stop by the gallery and join us at one of our in-store events. Or just purchase the art you love from the comfort of your own home. With online art consultancy, the opportunity to commission your own Barton art piece, fully insured shipments anywhere in the world, and custom framing available, it’s never been easier to have the full art gallery experience online.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the art or the purchasing process. Whether it’s in-store or online, we’re here to help you buy Steve Barton art today!