J. Steven Manolis (b. 1948-)
Key West- Splash Sunset (T= 0), 2016
Watercolor, Acrylic and Gouache on Arches paper
12 x 16 inches
Framed in a natural wood shadow box.
Manolis, is an American abstract expressionist artist who paints in both watercolors and acrylics on canvas. He studied for 30 years under the tutelage of world renown colorist Wolf Kahn (1927-2020).
Manolis explains, “Viscerally, emotionally, and intellectually, being in Key West motivates me to paint what I see and feel. The result of this work reflects my hypersensitivity to visually changing colors. Key West sunsets are the most dramatic color shows I’ve ever experienced in the natural world ... An explosion of color -pink, orange, red, mauve, blue, teal, indigo and grey- at gentle harmony- rationed most generously across one hour; 30 minutes before, and 30 minutes after.”