Steve Harris was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1953 and is a self-taught artist.  He moved with his family to Australia in 1991 and now resides here permanently.  Steve has become renowned for his impeccably painted still life compositions, his skilful use of light, shadow, and space being a hallmark of his approach.  He generally tends to depict objects that have an everyday function, or perhaps may have even been discarded, but the work is about much more than simple representation.

 

Steve is a master of understated realism, which in turn evokes its own sense of ‘atmosphere’ and contemplative mood.  His works have been described as ‘meditations in light’ - a type of reflective silence emanates from the paintings and imbues them with a spiritual quality that one would not, perhaps anticipate.