Steve Memering

Steve Memering is known for his decades of quality fine art painting. He is famous for his Sacramento iconic landmarks and glowing twilight cityscapes, riverscapes and landscapes, as well as more worldly subjects, abstracts, surreal, impressionistic, and various other impressive forms of art. He travels the world over and paints his impressions on canvas. The results are impressive. He paints places as one's mind and heart might remember them, not as a camera would. The result is what he calls "fantasy realism".

His subjects are abstract, surreal to the traditional and his subjects are vast, including Sacramento's more memorable places, images, bridges, buildings, Capitol, cafes, Sacramento theaters, to name a few. Many of these art pieces are available in fine art giclees on canvas, as well as his typically larger acrylic, oil, or mixed media paintings.

Smith Gallery works with the artist Steve Memering to publish his art as giclee canvas prints. See his whole selection at Smith Gallery. Wholesale inquires welcome.

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The dramatic play of light and dark has become a persistent theme in his work along with bold, emotion-based color schemes to create interpretable layers within his compositions. Uncomfortable with photographic realism, Steve prefers to “interpret”, rather than “report”, a subject. “I paint what I remember; not what I see” Steve explains. “I try to edit out everything not essential and get to what is really there.” He finds conventional photographic realism mundane and misleading. “What a camera records is not what I see.”

Sacramento Scenes

Around the World

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