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Steve Potter

Toronto, ON

Artist Statement

Steve Potter is fascinated with the logos on beer bottle caps, wine bottle labels, coins — anything containing a simple, strong image. His paintings are strewn with such icon-like images, portrayed using a palette of fauve, opaque colours. The subject matter of his paintings — trees, flowers, human figures — is incidental, merely a framework on which to suspend shape and colour. Steve’s challenge is to stitch together small instances of shape and colour, little pictures in their own right, to achieve that pleasing oneness one recognizes as a painting.

Four distinctive series are presented in Steve Potter’s collection: enigmatic figurative works; loose, dreamy landscapes with abstracted forms; highly intricate ‘mosaic’ works; and pure abstracts with a mid-century flair.

Artist Bio

In 1990, when Steve Potter began to paint seriously, he wryly referred to his work as “paintings in the dark”, as his demanding “real” job would only afford him time to paint from 10 PM until the wee hours of the morning. Countless solitary nights were spent in a small apartment in front of his easel, paper pallet on the low stool at his knee and an antique candelabra lamp blazing over his shoulder. Steve kept to this vampiric schedule until 2017, when he was able to switch to painting full time.

Artworks by Steve Potter

painting on white wall
Gemini
By Steve Potter
38.5 x 19 in

$1,500.00



painting on white wall
Atlantis
By Steve Potter
36 x 18 in

$1,500.00



painting on white wall
Londonderry Air
By Steve Potter
37.5 x 20 in

$1,500.00



painting in interior
Flowerfields #4
By Steve Potter
39 x 45 in

$2,600.00



painting on white wall
Barium 2
By Steve Potter
26.5 x 32.5 in

$1,500.00



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Glitter
By Steve Potter
28 x 45 in

$2,000.00



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Genesis
By Steve Potter
38.5 x 38.5 in

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Flowerfields #3
By Steve Potter
38 x 38 in

$2,100.00



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The Garden
By Steve Potter
28 x 78 in

$3,500.00



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Green River
By Steve Potter
19 x 23 in

$800.00



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Idyll
By Steve Potter
24 x 30 in

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Woodsedge Abstract
By Steve Potter
21.5 x 26 in

$700.00



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Blue River
By Steve Potter
21 x 25 in

$800.00



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Sunrise Abstract
By Steve Potter
19 x 23 in

$800.00



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Woodsedge #3
By Steve Potter
22 x 26 in

$800.00



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Premonition
By Steve Potter
32.5 x 26.5 in

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Mirror #1
By Steve Potter
22 x 18 in

$600.00



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Fathom
By Steve Potter
24 x 30 in

$700.00



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Water #2
By Steve Potter
54 x 46 in

$1,900.00



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Sputnik at 4 O’Clock
By Steve Potter
30 x 36 in

$800.00



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Owl
By Steve Potter
48 x 48 in

$2,300.00