Steve Plein AirI grew up in Sligo the north west of Ireland where I developed a love for the outdoors and the wildness of the Irish countryside. Thus, I draw my inspiration from the natural environment and create images using the techniques of realism and naturalism by which to convey its beauty.

I have a desire to produce paintings that reflect nature in its true form and for this reason I choose to paint from life. Painting outdoors enables realistic representation of objects in their natural environment and affords the opportunity to paint real people in real places. I strive to create a sense of movement and a naturalistic depiction of light and shade with realistic texture.