C. S. (Steve) Talley
C. S. "Steve" Talley developed an art interest not long after graduating with a degree in astronomy/physics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978. Juggling a career in the sciences and ultimately computer programming, his art skills continued to improve by taking workshops from primarily plein air artists. Talley's style, like most artists, continues to evolve. He takes artistic license to include compositional-design elements to accomplish his goal of creating the intangible "strong emotional content". Beginning as a portrait painter he has evolved to become primarily a landscape painter. He also enjoys figurative, religious and astronomical themed painting. His main influences come from members of the Plein Air Painters of America members Kevin Macpherson, John Budicin and Ron Rencher. In the deceased category, influences come from Paul Strisik, Edgar Payne, James Reynolds, and Frederick Mulhaupt. Every summer, Steve travels from his home in Fredericksburg, Texas to his studio in Taos, New Mexico, then on to the northern reaches of Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, and places between searching for inspiring vistas. His painting of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area was chosen by the Texas Parks department as the focal point for the informational kiosk at the Enchanted Rock Summit trailhead. He is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Artists Colorado and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. He has been happily married to Ginette for over 30 years and they have two sons, Austin and Aaron.
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