Steve Latimer is an artist living in Lakeland Florida. I am orginally from California and grew up in the West when my father was in the Air Force. California and mainly Texas were the main states we lived in. Growing up in the West traveling in New Mexico and Arizona gave me a great appreciation of the beauty and life style it provided, Art has always been a big part of my life. I majored in art in college and received a AA Degree in Art from Polk Jr College in 1967. I then continued my education at the University of South Florida and majored in fine arts.
I prefer to work in oils, but sometimes in acrylic and watercolors.
Growing up in the West provided so much information and history for me to paint from memories old photographs and trips back periodically. The images are well fixed in my head.
Art has been a interesting path for me over the years. My art now seems to have gone full circle. From Realism to Abstract I fit usually somewhere in the middle. Cubisitc art seems to float into a lot of my work with distance parallel lines and images to set my perspectives. and shapes. This allows me to see my paintings differently. Interpreting art from a realistic view to abstract takes more steps but gives me a deeper attachment to the painting. It makes the viewer look harder at what I am feeling and saying and painting.
Thanks for reading my bio and I hope you enjoy my art.