steve mcginty


(Freezing in the North Fields-40 degree weather at his workshop in Midway. First week of June 2008.)

“Painter of Peace and Calm”, Steve, was born in 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah and continues to live there with his wife and children.

At the age of ten, Steve began painting in oils with his grandfather, who was also an artist. Two years later, his grandfather bought him his first paint set. This gift, along with the continued support of his grandfather, gave Steve the desire to share his talent with others.

Steve’s education in Art ranges from studies at the University of Utah to travels in Russia, Paris and England. While in Russia, he gained a wealth of knowledge from Russian artists and from frequenting museums and art academies. He continues his education through painting and studying with other artists, visiting museums and art shows, and reading art books.

Steve admires the spontaneity and light of the Impressionists and the rich values of the Old Masters. He saw many of these works first hand in Russia and Paris, and has combined the strengths of these two schools to create his own style. Using an extremely limited palette, he acquires amazing color harmony in each painting.

Steve can often be found in a rural area or in someone’s garden painting “en plein aire” with his good friends, fellow artists. He feels that the sounds, smells and atmosphere play an integral role in the true emotion of each painting.

He is President of Plein Air Painters of Utah.  See more of Steve’s art at his website.

Steve’s artwork for sale on the wba gallery:

   north fields farmer – 7×12 oil

   fresh cut hay – 16×24 oil

   old red barn – 8×10 oil

   angus and hay – 7×14 oil, $950 framed (dark frame)

   holstein morning – 11×14 oil

   september angus –  7×12 oil

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  1. […] Steve McGinty is our online gallery’s invited artist for the next 6 weeks.  I met him for the first time this weekend at Nancy’s Last Chance Boutique.  He is as peaceful as his paintings.  What can I say…they are simply beautiful!  To see more about Steve, click here. […]

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