Steven experiments with various traditional mediums (mostly watercolor, but occasionally oil, pastel and charcoal) to understand and tell the story of his expanding array of subjects. Old barns, boats, roads, architecture and people provide the inspiration. His sketchbook records the value studies and perspectives, and his finished paintings are an attempt at keeping the moment of inspiration alive.

Education
  • BA, Fairfield University, 1991
  • Spencer Crooks workshops, 1990-1992
  • Don Stone Maine Coast Workshop, 1996
  • Guilford Art Center classes & workshops
  • Suzanne Siegel Watercolor Workshop, 2011
  • David Dewey, Maine Coast Workshop, 2013

Teaching
  • Paier College of Art

Solo Exhibitions
  • Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library Show, Spring 2011
  • Oxford Cultural Arts Commission, Fall 2011
  • Cilantro's on the Green, Guilford, Fall 2011
  • Guilford Town Hall, Fall 2012
  • Hospice, Branford, June 2013
  • 300 George Street, New Haven, August 2013
  • Friends & Company, Madison, March 2014
  • Webster Bank, July 2014
  • Guilford Library, July 2014
  • Hospital of St Raphaels Art Corridor, January 2015

Group Exhibitions
  • Artists for SAVE THE BAY, Fall 2011
  • Shoreline Arts Trail, Fall 2012-2014
  • Shoreline ArtSpace at the Women & Family Life Center, Fall 2011

Selected Juried Shows
  • Connecticut Watercolor Society, Summer 2014
  • Connecticut Watercolor Society, Spring 2013
  • Guilford Art League, Fall 2012
  • Guilford Art League, Fall 2013

Private Collection
  • Mitsubishi Metals, NYC

Art Association memberships
  • Guilford Art League
  • Essex Art Association
 

Steven focuses primarily on the fluidity and spontaneity of the watercolor medium, with particular emphasis on the intricacies of natural light and it's ability to interact and enhance color. Steven's drawings and paintings are very personal. Each and every one is an attempt at giving back to the viewer, the same feeling that inspired him to paint the subject.

Information
Studio Location: Guilford, CT
Phone: 203-530-3330
Email: steve@plaziak.com

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Artisan Books
Steven is hoping to develop one or more coffee table books based on his subjects. He needs a certain number of dedicated requests in order to place an order for pricing discounts. If you would like to pre-order your copy, click here to send me an email.
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