J. Steven Manolis (b. 1948-)
Splash-Key West (07.10.08), 2016
Watercolor, Acrylic and Gouache on paper
7 x 10 inches
Framed in a natural wood shadow box.
The beautiful blues of the Key West ocean are featured in this seascape. In Key West, the sea bed is white sand and extremely shallow so the sea reflects the atmosphere and sun above. So, the ocean is constantly changing colors.
J. Steven 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 and former student of Hans Hofman, Wolf Kahn (1927-2020).
Donald Kuspit, a leading art critic, would go on to write about Manolis, "When it comes to Color, and the intellectual pursuit of ‘Communicating Through Color,’ Wassily Kandinsky’s long-awaited heir-to-be is J. Steven Manolis, whose works signal an ebullient 21st-century renaissance of the long-absent glories of Abstract Expressionism.”