Steve Salo, 2 April 2017

View from the Pole HouseOver the next few months, I’m painting landscapes for a show in the gallery at Epworth Hospital. Halcyon Days is an exhibition of landscape paintings capturing idyllic times of calm and happiness. The show will run from 12 July to 1 October 2017 at Epworth Gallery, 1 Epworth Place, Waurn Ponds, Australia.

Steve Salo, ‘View from the Pole House’, oil and bitumen on canvas, 76 x 76 cm

Steve Salo, 28 March 2017

SteveandMarcoI’m excited to be painting legend artist Marco Luccio — painter, printmaker and friend. I had a great afternoon in his studio on a rainy Melbourne day, so thankful that Marco gave his time when he was about to leave for New York for his solo exhibition, New York Mythic. I’ll be entering the painting in the 2017 Archibald.

Steve Salo sketching Marco Luccio

Steve Salo, 25 March 2017

Steve and RobExpressions of Landscape has come to an end and I’m back to the brushes and paints in my studio. Thanks to Rob and Ilze at Metropolis Gallery for their ongoing support, Rob is an awesome curator and valued mentor. Paintings can still be viewed online and purchased through Metropolis.

Steve Salo with Robert Avitabile, Metropolis Gallery Director.

Steve Salo, 1 February 2017

Mystic RiverI was in at Metropolis Gallery today discussing my March exhibition, Expressions of Landscape. The works have been selected (all painted, just some restretching, varnishing and wiring left to do). The show will be held 11 to 25 March 2017 at Metropolis Gallery, Geelong Australia. Looking forward to sharing my landscape paintings. If you’re down this way, please join me at the opening on Saturday 11 March, 5-7 pm.
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Steve Salo, ‘Mystic River’, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

Steve Salo, 12 January 2017

The LakeHappy new year! I’m starting 2017 with paintings in two group shows. ‘Coastal Storm’ was selected for the On Water exhibition at Deakin University Waterfront gallery, showing 20 January until 11 February.

‘The Lake’ is in the Metropolis Summer Salon, running from 7 January to 28 February at 64 Ryrie Street, Geelong. The following month, I’ll be sharing more of my new works at Metropolis Gallery in a solo exhibition, Expressions of Landscape, from 11 to 25 March. Please pop it in your diary if you can make it down.

Steve Salo, ‘The Lake’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm. SOLD

Steve Salo, 13 November 2016

Gently She Falls‘Gently She Falls’ has been shortlisted for the 2016 KAAF Art Prize, presented by the Korea-Australia Arts Foundation. The exhibition will be held at the Korean Cultural Centre in the heart of Sydney at 255 Elizabeth Street, opposite Hyde Park and Museum Station, from 25 November 2016 to 27 January 2017.

Steve Salo, ‘Gently She Falls’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
Finalist 2016 KAAF Art Prize

Steve Salo, 16 September 2016

Cape‘Cape’ has been selected as a finalist for the 2016 Len Fox Painting Award, a biennial $50,000 acquisitive award at the Castlemaine Art Museum. Initiated and funded by Len Fox (1905-2004), this prestigious award commemorates the life and work of his uncle, the influential and internationally recognised Australian painter, Emanuel Phillips Fox (1865-1915). The 2016 exhibition will be held from 9 October to 31 December at the Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, 14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine, Victoria.

Steve Salo, ‘Cape’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm
Finalist 2016 Len Fox Painting Award

Steve Salo, 14 September 2016

Artist talkMade a quick, but memorable, trip to Sydney on Sunday 11 September to be part of the Public Program at the S.H. Ervin Gallery. I was honoured to join Wendy Sharpe and McLean Edwards to discuss our paintings selected in this year’s Salon des Refusés and the state of contemporary portraiture. This was my first-ever ‘official’ artist talk and I couldn’t have wished for a better experience.

Next week the Salon exhibition travels to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery in Melbourne, where it can be viewed from 25 September until 22 November.

Speaking about my painting of actor Simon Laherty. An amusing coincidence, I actually painted Simon on Wendy Sharpe-branded canvas!
Q & A in front of Wendy’s painting of circus-performer Lilikoi Kaos.

Steve Salo, 22 August 2016

Steve Salo painting at the VASI enjoyed painting the lovely Rosa for ‘Portrait Painters in Action’ at the Victorian Artists’ Society on Sunday 21 August. The event coincided with their current Portrait Exhibition.

A day of painting at the Victorian Artists’ Society during Melbourne Art Week.