Book covers, album covers, illustrations for CCG (collectible card games) are all publications that featured Steve’s work since his first experience in 1981 !
- Album cover « Pariah » for Brazilian band Misconducters
- Artwork « Father » published in Clive Barker’s Hellraiser : Anthology Vol.1
- Album cover « Down Below » for Canadian band Southern Cross
- 30 illustrations for 3 CCG (collectible card games) Lord of The Rings games (The Lidless Eye, The White Hand and the Balrog) published by Iron Crown Enterprises.
- 7 illustrations for the documentary movie « Île de la Quarantaine » by Michel Audy
- Cover page illustration for the Solaris Magazine
- Cover page and illustrations for the book « The Voyage of the Naparima » published by Carraig Books
“We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.”
– Ray Bradbury
Artwork by Steve Otis, acrylics on canvas (16X20)
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
– Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Artwork by Steve Otis, acrylcs on canvas (24X30)
“Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.”
– John Piper
Artwork by Steve Otis, acrylcs on canvas (20X24)
“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” – Francis of Assisi
Artwork by Steve Otis, oils on canvas (16X20)
“Man lives like a robot: mechanically efficient, but with no awareness.” -OSHO
Artwork by Steve Otis, acrylics on canvas (14X18)
What exactly is Live painting ? It’s a form of visual performance of art in which artists complete a visual art piece in a public performance. Often seen in public events, bars, music concerts, etc. The artwork is created live and may be planned or improvisational. The live art form is often contrasted with more studied fine art compostions because of the time frame the artist has to create, usually a few hours.
Not all artists are comfortable with Live painting. Many do no like to be observed while working and the time limit to created might be a element of stress for many creators. One thing is sure, it is not a problem for Steve Otis who enjoys Live painting and did a great amount of pieces in front of public in the last few years.
The events he participates to are often over a few days so it allows Steve to make at least a painting a day.
Here’s some pieces he did Live in the last few years :
“I do not speak as I think, I do not think as I should, and so it all goes on in helpless darkness.”
― Franz Kafka
Artwork by Steve Otis, acrylics on canvas (20X28)