Artist Steve Slimm - C.V.
About the Artist:
Steve is from The Black Country in West Midlands, UK. He later lived in the Cotswolds and attended Cheltenham Grammar School. Moving to Cornwall, southwest UK in 1970, he joined an art group under John Miller for a brief period. Painting began to feature as a main interest in his life, with periodic encouragement from John through the next two decades.
Turner was an obvious influence during the early years. Many atmospheric watercolours found their way into collections worldwide. The Land remains the prime inspiration for his work, although the human form tends to creep in occassionally, albeit subliminally. His work is now far from realism, with an emotional intensity that is self-evident. His shows are always colourful, with most pieces hallmarked by a deep sense of mystery.
He now works mainly in emulsions and oil.
1979-present day: Various on-going galleries in Cornwall: Penzance, St. Ives, Helston, Mousehole, Newquay, St. Mawes, St. Agnes, Padstow, Falmouth, Truro, Wadebridge, Penryn, Mevagissy, Lostwithiel, Marazion, St. Just-in-Penwith,
Elsewhere UK: Nottingham; Brighton, East Sheen, Bath, Godalming, Thames Ditton, Kingsbridge, Tavistock, York, Henley-on-Thames, Clifton, (Bristol), Shipston-on-Stour, (Cotswolds), Plymouth, Shrewsbury, Swanage, Wimbledon, Salcombe.
Solo Shows: (occasionally two-person)1984: Trelowarren House, nr Helston, Cornwall
1986: Penlee House, Penzance
1988: Blackman Harvey Gallery, London
1991: Arts Centre and The Up-and-Above Gallery, Falmouth
1993: Arts Centre, Falmouth
1994: David Curzon Gallery, Thames Ditton
1994: Picture House Gallery, Penryn, Falmouth
1998: Penryn Fine Arts, Penryn, Falmouth
2000: Eclipse Gallery, Penzance
2001: Great Atlantic Mapworks Gallery, St. Just, Penzance
2002,3: Pydar Gallery, Truro
2004: Melanie MacDonald Gallery, Truro
2004: Great Atlantic Mapworks Gallery, St. Just, Penzance
2005: Vitreous Gallery, Truro
2006: Great Atlantic Gallery, Monmouth
2006: Sims Gallery, St. Ives, Cornwall
2006: Vitreous Contemporary Art, Truro
2007: The Bay Gallery, Penzance
2008: The Great Atlantic Gallery, Falmouth
2008: Over the Moon, St.Agnes
2008: Webbs Road Fine Art, Clapham, London
2010: Over the Moon Gallery, St. Agnes, Cornwall
Current Mixed Exhibitions: Cornwall:Lighthouse Gallery, Penzance;
Waterside Gallery, St. Ives;
Market House Gallery, Marazion;
Essex Tyler Gallery, Mousehole;
Tregony Gallery, Tregony, Cornwall
Current Mixed Exhibitions: U.K. elsewhereClaremont Gallery, Sevenoaks, Kent