steven j. simmons - artist

Undercurrent (night view)

"Undercurrent" is defined as:  


a) "an underlying feeling or influence, especially one that is contrary to the prevailing atmosphere and is not expressed openly;" and also as


b) "a current of water below the surface, moving in a different direction from any surface current." 


"Undercurrent", my latest work, fits both of these definitions.  Pictured above is the night view of this multi-dimensional piece.  Pictured below are two alternate daytime views of the same.



Acrylic, spray-paint, phosphorescent paint, epoxy resin and fiberglass on canvas




Pictured below:  "Undercurrent" (interior light)

Pictured below:  "Undercurrent" (detail in sunlight)

79th St. Transcendence

Hello and Happy Spring 2016!   This morning I finally spent some time on a much needed overhaul of my web site.  Here's a quick summary of the latest updates:


- Added a new 2016 folder featuring new paintings

- Added a new 3D & Kinetic folder featuing sculpture and kinetic works

- Separated more recent paintings (Newer Works) from older paintings (Other Paintings)

- Added dozens of new images to the folders above!


Stay tuned for a major calendar update as well, including several announcements for new shows in 2016!


Pictured above:  79th St. Transcendence (new mini created in 2016)

Monday Morning Reflections


On this first Monday of Spring I must apologize for not posting on my blog for a while.  


Pictured above are two "canvas-free" works that are part of my Glassius series.  These unusual works are not designed to remain stagnant on a wall, they are most dynamic when let out to play, particularly in the natural light of the day.

Check out my new video featuring original paintings, sculpture and photography dancing with the light at Studio Cray, the home studio of yours truly, by clicking here:


Liquiscape 1.3.1 (center), reflecting the morning light at Studio Cray.

Here are a few photos from the opening reception of my exhibit at Solon Center For The Arts.  Thanks again to all that attended.

With My Good Friend Julie

Just before the doors opened


One of many corners in this fabulous space

My dog Reggie, reminding me that it's HIS show.

Opening reception today, from 6-9 p.m.

Pictured above is my first full sized work of 2016 entitled "Sistema Solare Lirica" or "Solar System Lyric" in English.  The photograph shown here was shot outside, hence the reflection of the sky and the trees.


This piece is on display at Solon Center For The Arts in Solon, Ohio, through February 26, 2015.

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