“Even as I get older, I want to keep my childlike wonder and excitement that comes from composing colors, meeting people, the thrill of travel, exploring galleries.” – Steve Barton
Art collectors on the lookout for something unique will not be disappointed with a visit to Marcus Ashley Gallery. Its exhibitions are not limited to paintings and sculptures. As a matter of course, the showroom displays all types of media that their featured artists are inclined to pursue. Such is the case with the Steve Barton art collection, known to be the most extensive of the artist’s work.
In Trucker, the playful Barton shows off his love for animals. Turtles are a particular favorite, and one takes center stage in this piece. It is not a seascape painting in oil, nor a lucite sculpture or an illustrated surfboard. This new medium is a live edge wood, similar to Barton’s now-famous signature “Wavy” frame. The distinction lies in the fact that it also functions as his canvas, with acrylic his choice of paint. Not to concern his loyal followers, this artwork maintains the Barton trademarks – bold strokes, bright hues, and a surreal effect. The quiet life of the beach theme is likewise apparent in the snapper’s slow swimming motion.