About the Artist
Go behind the scenes with Steven in our Spotlight Series!
Steven Quartly, a top artist displaying his work at Chasen Galleries works from his studio in Southern California. He creates oils on canvas, specializing in Contemporary Impressionism. Quartly’s dedication to painting the world he sees has contributed to his vibrant works. A plain white canvas becomes a beautiful European city scene, a Mediterranean seascape, or a warm California Landscape. Quartly began oil painting at age 13, demonstrating a love of life, nature, color, and form. Raised on the Northern California Coast he was surrounded by the beautiful scenery and the inspiring city. There he studied oil painting under a mentor painter. 10 years of study of the French and early American Impressionists would be the start of his passion for painting the world he sees. The technique is intriguing and energetic with Oil and resin brush and Pallet… forced Perspective and bold color and texture….all to invite and inspire the viewer into the scene.
Quartlys’ work is now showing at some of the most prominent galleries in the United States. Over the last decade, He continues to have Sold out Exhibitions, and his paintings have been licensed and collected by Companies Worldwide.
Quartlys’ energy and devotion to each painting are what make him unique. His design in composition and color is meaningful and skilled. The loose and whimsical brush strokes and pallet knife work brings passion and emotion. His overall faith in God is his purpose and desire to express the beauty in life.
Steven Quartly lives and works in Southern California and is Married with 4 children. He can be seen cruising in his vintage Kombi VW bus or an early surf before heading to the studio.