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“Join me on my journey!” – Steve Barton
Sun, sand, and sea define summer in Lake Tahoe. And, of course, travelers cannot resist taking home souvenirs of what could be the dream vacation of their lifetime. What could be a better memoir of this trip than a painting of its environs rendered by a renowned local artist? Steve Barton art is a favorite choice among art enthusiasts, collectors, and even the uninitiated. The now world-famous painter showcases his largest body of work at the Marcus Ashley Gallery.
This piece entitled Artemis embodies Barton’s passion for depicting a peaceful life by the ocean. He is an ardent animal lover, but turtles hold a special place in his heart, apparent in the bold strokes and vivid colors he uses to recreate them on canvas. Likewise, his signature dreamlike effect makes the creature appear to fly instead of swim. That is, until the viewer realizes the various shades of blue on the background represent the sea.
Artemis is a beautiful reflection of the Greek goddess of water who bears the same name and is revered for her unwavering protection of animals. In the eyes of Barton and through his brush, the regal turtle deserves equal respect.