Originally from the Black Country, Steve Slimm moved to Cornwall in the 1970s and has been creating and exhibiting his evocative landscapes there ever since. His first major influence was John Miller, whose classes Steve attended as a young artist, and the encouragement he received from this icon of Cornish art gave him the impetus to pursue his vision. By his own admission, Steve’s primary influence was Turner, whom he studied obsessively for well over a decade and whose impact is evident in Steve’s work to this day. His main focus has always been the land but over the years Steve’s work has developed an increasingly abstract quality - His latest work strives to fuse the abstract with the figurative - “using the land as a vehicle for expressing something that goes far beyond depicting form”, any familiarity in the image “merely a hook to hang things on”. Steve’s work is widely collected across the UK and has been recommended for study by art foundation courses and the UK A level art syllabus since 2009 for his unique rendering of light.
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