Biography

 A Contemporary Impressionist. Painting the Romance of Life.

Steve Quartly from his studio
in Southern California
creates oils on canvas,
specializing in Contemporary
Impressionism. Quartly’s
dedication to painting the world he sees, has contributed
to his vibrant works. A plain white canvas becomes a
beautiful European city scene, a Mediterranean seascape
or a warm California Landscape.
Quartly began oil painting at age 13, demonstrating a love
of life, nature, color and form. Raised on the Northern
California Coast he was surrounded by the beautiful
scenery and the inspiring City. There he studied oil painting
under a mentor painter. Ten years of study of the French
and early American Impressionists and would be the start
of his passion for painting the world he sees. The
technique is intriguing and energetic with oil on canvas and wood with
brush and pallet…a forced perspective with bold color and
texture….all to invite and inspire the viewer into the scene.
Quartly’s work is now showing at some of the most
prominent galleries in the United States. Quartly’s work is
on exhibition from the Hawaiian Islands to Key West Florida.
He has been represented In Laguna Beach, Carmel, San
Diego and Napa Valley for 25 years. Over the last decade
he continues to have sold-out exhibitions. His paintings
have been licensed and collected by companies world
wide.
Quartly’s energy and devotion to each painting is what
makes him unique. His design in composition and color is
meaningful and skilled. The loose and whimsical brush
strokes and pallet knife brings a different approach to
impressionism. The layers are complex and draw you into
study and reflect.
Quartly lives and works in Southern California. He is
married and has 4 children.