Monday, September 26, 2016

Spotlight On: Steve Huston

-By Dan dos Santos


Steve Huston was born and raised in Alaska. He studied at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design, while working construction each summer to pay his tuition. Even before graduating with his BFA, Huston began illustrating, for such clients as Caesar's Palace, MGM, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios among others.

After nearly a decade of doing commercial work, Huston decided a change was in order. He began teaching life drawing and painting, composition and anatomy; first at his alma mater, then at the Disney, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks Studios. This allowed him the privilege of passing on the knowledge he had been given, while further honing his craft and seeking out new influences for the career he now envisioned.

Such influences came to include Titian and Rembrandt, the early American Tonalists, the homespun character of the WPA art projects, and the heroic and graphic power of the American Comic Book form.

1995 began his career as a fine artist, winning top prizes at the California Art Club Gold Medal Show that year and the following. A string of gallery shows has followed, first in Los Angeles and then in New York and elsewhere. Huston continues exhibiting his work widely.




And if you're interested in Steve's work, below is a brand new Muddy Colors Book Review, showcasing: 'Steve Huston: World Famous Contemporary Painter Series'.

To my knowledge, this is the only book available of Steve's art. You can easily purchase a copy of your own from Amazon, right HERE.






And in case you haven't seen it yet, here is a free 3 hour head drawing demo by Steve which I highly recommend:

5 comments:

  1. Those paintings move. I mean... they're practically alive.

    Amazing.

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  2. He also has an amazing Figure Drawing book! https://www.amazon.com/Figure-Drawing-Artists-Making-Every/dp/1631590650/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474958948&sr=1-1&keywords=steve+huston

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  3. Steve have a really big influence on me. How he describes human form in eggs and fluidity, such a step forward for me. His work is just amazing.

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  4. His art is phenomenal and this book is incredible. I have yet to see a book with such terrific reprints of someone's work. The large, sharply-focused photos bring every painting to life, right down to the delicious brush strokes. Bravo!, Bravo!

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