Steve Woodhams Art

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Steve Woodhams Art

Thin Ice

Thin Ice

Unity?

Unity?

Man & Whippet

Man & Whippet

Biography

From nowhere, In early 2020, I had the urge to create my own take on cubism. Sat at my desk during my day job, I drew (and re-drew in the same space) and then broke apart, an image of the coffee mug that sat on my desk… and thought ‘I like that!’.
Unsure whether I was ‘doing it right or wrong’, or even if there IS a right or wrong, I have been doing it ever since. I have been prolific during this time and quickly developed my own unique style – a style that has proved to be really quite popular.
I guess my main aim is to produce work that doesn’t tell the whole story immediately. Instead I like to challenge the eye and the brain, to pick out images and decipher meaning, over the fullness of time, and for each time they view something new.

inspiration

With regards to subject matter, my work can be inspired by many things. Often, but not always, my work carries a meaning or subtle message for the viewer, which may not even be immediately apparent. I tend to steer away from political content – instead there may be an environmental or conservation message or my reading of a current social issue. It may even be a reflection of my own thoughts or state of mind, as life throws any number of spanners and obstacles in our direction.

medium

I have a leaning towards heavy bodied acrylics. I love the thick, toothpastey texture. However, I rarely go into a new piece of work with any pre-conceived thoughts on which medium to use. I am more than happy to use acrylic pens, artists pencils, a bit of decoupage… anything that feels right at the time.
The main constant with all of my work is the use of archival fine liner pens. The intricate and time-consuming line work is the main signature of my style of work. The only tool I use is a straight edge! People often ask me if my artwork is digitally created… it most definitely isn’t.
My work can range from immensely colorful to monochrome black and white