“There’s no place like Tahoe. It’s one of my home bases.” – Steve Barton
The Marcus Ashley Gallery invites you to come visit and experience art in all its hues while exploring the great wilderness of the Sierras. Here you can appreciate the paintings of Steve Barton as the gallery houses a vast collection of the artist’s original works, a large number of which feature tropical landscapes. The pieces impart a calm and relaxing ambiance to any home, fine dining restaurant, hotel lobby, or vacation destination.
Take this piece, aptly titled Sounds of Quiet. A slight departure from the typical Steve Barton art of radiant settings dominated by palm trees, it nevertheless depicts his signature trope of calm life on the beach. In this scenery, the deep blue sky casts an indigo shadow on the mountains, indicating that day is giving way to night. As well, pine trees surround the calm ocean in the artist’s loose impressionistic style imbued with a dreamlike quality.
This artwork comes to you in Barton’s signature “Wavy” frame. The unique rippled shape casts subtle shadows on the rich textures and bold colors, which change the tone of the painting when regarded from various angles.