about the artist

 

 

As an architect, I am concerned with finding a balance between space, structure and aesthetics, the traditional tenets of “commodity, firmness and delight” that we take for granted in the buildings that serve us and enrich our daily lives.
As an artist, I am fascinated by similar aspects of the natural and man-made world – the depiction of volumes, forms and surfaces, textures and colour in ways that describe the fundamental essence of our environment and capture the effects of light.
I am inspired by the natural beauty of the West Coast, seeking to convey the emotional connection I feel with its many facets – water, rock, trees – through the portrayal of its landscape, close up or distant in scale, with or without people present, in my preferred medium of acrylic paint on canvas.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.  If you have any queries regarding the paintings, including availability and pricing, please don’t hesitate to contact me at steve@steverayner.ca Please also feel free to contact me if you are interested in commissioning a painting such as a portrait of a much loved pet or any other works.  I would be delighted to hear from you!

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rayner family of victorian artists

The following link will take you to a website providing information relating to the Rayner family of watercolour artists, the most notable being Louise Rayner, two of whose paintings are shown below.

Louise Rayner

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