My paintings reflect an attitude of unstoppability.
When I was small I had two aspirations. To become a martial artist and to be a painter. The latter was easy. I needed only to sit down in front a canvas, and practice picking up a brush, blending colors, and then practice, practice, practice. The second task was not so easy. I had polio as a child and my legs are paralyzed. So the practice in martial arts class is learning how to give a throw, and take a fall as one who walks on two strong legs, without the use of legs. 20 years later, and I am doing well in the world of martial arts. In case you would like to know what that looks like type Steve Brumme into youtube.
But when I think about it, painting was no less easy. My first water color teacher told me accurately and with as much compassion as he could muster that I had no talent and should decease at once from trying to be an artist. Clearly I didn't take his advice. I paint not to achieve greatness, but because it makes me happy.
As a result, my painting reflect this inner sense of happiness, and high accomplishment and my clients see this. They are all my friends. The list is very long and those friends span the globe.
My education began when I was two years of age and picked up a crayon. Whereas many people stop drawing, I didn't. When I was 13 I studied water color at the local YMCA for my summer vacation. At 15 I received an award for Best Painter at the Ohio Governors Annual Art Exhibition. I went on to complete my B.F.A. degree at Bowling Green State University with a concentration in Painting and Illustration. I apprenticed with Art Associates, an architectural rendering company. Studied Portrait Art under Harold Margolis. Studied the 18th Century Dutch Master Jan Vermeer and the 21 Century American Master, Maxfield Parish in the European time honored tradition of painting reproduction. I have shown in major galleries in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Taos, New Mexico, San Francisco, California as well as many more.
If you would like to commission me for or purchase an original, contact me.
To view more of my paintings go to these websites:
The Tree Series
The Goddess Kali: Removing Fear
Mother and Child
Children who love Humming Birds
The Water Dancer Gallery
The Martial Arts: Four Seasons
The International Mermaid Gallery
Two Tigers in Panama Gallery
Tigers and other Cats