Steve Salo

ImageAustralian artist Steve Salo. Has works hanging in private collections Australia wide including actor Jack Thompson. Internationally hung in Singapore & U.K
Born in Geelong, Steve Salo has been painting seriously since eight years of age. When he was 12 he won his first art prize. He came second in the portrait exhibition of Perth College of Tafe in 1992. In 2009 he won five awards in the International online ‘ Voodoo Chille’ Artists’ Network showcase. His self made video ‘Portrait of a Spanish Woman’ was chosen to be archived in the U.S.A educational website ‘Micro Paint’ in 2010. His art has also been published in ‘The Art Gallery Guide, Australia. Other achievements are teaching art at ‘ McKellar Centre’ in 2008. 

Predominately a figurative painter in oils, watercolour and mixed media, Steve’s journey began as being mainly self taught. This came about from a sickly childhood, being in and out of hospitals where drawing became a healing practice. Other training includes classes at Geelong Art Society when he was twelve, Geelong Fine Art School in 1990, Gordon Tafe 1991, Perth College of Tafe in 1992, Maxwell’s Fine Art Gallery in 2003 and classes with one of Australia’s leading landscape artists John Wilson F.R.A.S. in 2007-2008.

Being capable of using every medium, Steve favours oil. The thick buttery texture & translucent qualities is what appeals to him the most. He usually works in a frantic manner completing the painting in one session.

Steve’s paintings are hanging in public and private collections in every state in Australia, including actor Jack Thompson who owns two of Stephen’s paintings. Internationally his works hang in Singapore, United Kingdom and China. 

March 2013 Steve’s studio burnt to the ground where he lost everything. What lies ahead is the journey of new works. 
Education- Geelong Fine Art School, Gordon Tafe Geelong, Perth metropolitan college of Tafe, Maxwell’s fine art Gallery W.A, John Wilson F.R.A.S

You can view more of Steve Salo’s work on his Facebook page

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