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"On the Rocks" by Roderick Stevens - Giclee Repoduction Canvas Wall Art
Giclee (jee-clay) is an advanced printmaking
process for creating high quality fine art reproductions. The
attainable excellence that Giclee printmaking affords makes the
reproduction virtually indistinguishable from the original artwork.
The result is wide acceptance of Giclee by galleries, museums, and
- Giclee on canvas
- Ready to Hang Wall Art
- Professionally mounted on a lightweight wooden frame
- 36 in. W x 36 in. H x 1.5 in. depth
Now you can experience all the depth and vibrancy of Roderick
Stevens' thought inspiring artwork. "On the Rocks" will be a
strong, attention grabbing accent for any home or office.
Award winning artist, Roderick E. Stevens was handed his first set
of oils at the age of seven and his love for painting was promptly
born. Initially his works followed more abstract expression since
well... he was only seven. In high school, he began exploring
realism, and simultaneously discovered acrylics which seemed to
better accomodate his impatient nature at the time. Since then he
has worked primarily in acrylics on masonite and canvas.
From then on, however, film making grabbed his attention, and
cinematography became his career of choice, nudging painting to the
status of 'ocassional hobby' for many years. During a particularly
stressful point early in his career, Roderick recalls his emotional
struggle to re-visit painting.
"Due to my warped sense of responsibility, for the longest time I
struggled with giving myself permission to paint. I can remember
walking out of an art supply store empty-handed six times before
finally reconciling that it was o. k. to replenish some paints and
brushes. We live in an ill society, and I was no exception!"
While his work directing the photography of numerous indie films,
shorts, and music videos continued to grow, his emotional and
spiritual sense remained quite out of balance until a cataclysm of
personal turmoil knocked him off his feet in the spring of 2004.
"While blessed to find mind altering substances unappealing, I
nevertheless discovered that I was in desperate need of emotional
transformation and a spiritual connection. I began recovery. . .
"One of my very first steps in recovery was to get myself back into
something that I enjoyed. Something very personal, and expressive
of "I". honestly, I was in no mood to paint, but I forced myself to
start on 'Rod On Bike'. by the time I had finished it, I remembered
how much pleasure I felt from painting, and my passion was
officially re-kindled! From that day forward I began painting again
at every opportunity. I knew I had to do something with this, and
so I started attending art shows around the southwest, and have
been having the time of my life ever since. In my search for a
spiritual relationship, many people helped me to see how God had a
hand on my brush, and I feel incredible gratitude at being able to
share that now. "
Roderick quickly embraced the challenges of refractions and
reflections. "As a cinematographer, I've always been drawn to such
distortions of light and color as found in reflections off of
chrome and other shiny surfaces, and in the refractions of glass.
For my early pieces, I dove head first into some of the most
challenging, but organically beautiful subjects - old coke bottles!
You'll also find that I continue to adore artifacts of photography,
and include them in my paintings, such as shallow depth of field,
and motion blur. These limitations cannot be seen by the naked eye,
but are rather only captured in photography. "
Since choosing to acknowledge his gift, Roderick has been honored
to receive several awards, been invited to show at the highly
prestigious 'Coda Gallery' in Palm Desert, California and was
recently commissioned to paint one of the marble horse sculptures
for the 'Trail of the Painted Ponies' project, which will most
likely be reproduced into the collectible figurines by early 2007.
Meanwhile, his work can be found in several galleries, shops, and
displays in Palm Springs, Las Vegas, Tucson, Scottsdale, Carefree,
Prescott, Sierra Vista, and at the 55 main gallery in Bisbee, as
well as on his website at www. restevensart. com, and at many fine
art festivals from Los Angeles to Houston.
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