Paintings by Northwest artist Steve Whitney will be on display during the month of March at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300-58th Avenue West.
“Like most painters who are serious and passionate about their work, I paint what personally fascinates me,” said Whitney. “Sometimes that is a still life, portrait, or figure, but most often it is a landscape.”
Whitney considers himself a painterly realist, explaining that he strives for visual reality using brushwork, color, and simplifying subject matter so that you know you are looking at a painting, not a photograph. “It is at once a form of meditation and an utter, complete personal engagement with the world,” he added.
Whitney has had solo exhibitions at the Bellevue Library, Winters House in Bellevue, Kaewyn Gallery in Bothell and the Kirkland Gallery. His paintings were shown in the Oil Painters of America 11th Annual National Exhibition and Western Regional Exhibition; Northwest Watercolor Society 62nd National Open Exhibition; Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks; Louisiana Watercolor Society National Show; Montana Watercolor Society Watermedia; Edmonds Art Festival; Kenmore Art Festival; Arts of the Terrace; Puget Sound Painters Exhibition; Live Arts Bothell; and the Lewis and Clark Juried Art Exhibition.
Whitney is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, Juried member of Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters, and former President of the eastside Association of Fine Arts.
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the monthly library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community. The show runs March 1-31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.