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Steve Tyerman



I paint the places with which I'm very familiar, I live in the hinterland of the Gold Coast so my landscapes are based on my property, the gardens and surrounding area. I also spend a lot of time along the coast of south east Queensland and far north NSW, my seascapes are inspired by this region. My art is an attempt to create a total synthesis of my visual sensations and lived experiences, they are emotional responses to these places tempered and informed by my keen interest in gardening, wildlife, literature and the natural world.

While my paintings are predominantly landscapes and seascapes, my main interest in paint is to get closer to the way I actually see and experience the world around me.

We have become so used to seeing everything through digital images, they are so prolific and prevalent that they inform our ideas of what reality is. Except they are very far from reality, we don't see the world as a cropped snapshot from a single point perspective. For starters we have two eyes which create two perspective points combined, but we also move through the world, we look up and down, adjust focus for near and far, perceive movement both fast and slow, use peripheral vision etc. And this complex multifaceted visual system is just a part of the whole story, the brain combines all our other senses along with our memories, expectations, fears, preferences, preconceived ideas and other thought processes to create every lived moment. This is how we actually see and experience the world and I would like my paintings to get closer to this type of reality.

Through my paintings I hope to convey the awe and wonderment I have for nature and the intense passion I have for exploring these feelings through art. I also hope to create pictures that draw you in and take your eyes on a journey, so you feel like you could almost step into the landscape and explore it for yourself.

Steve Tyerman, 2020

Steve Tyerman CV

Please find a copy of my CV here (PDF: 4.36 KB) in PDF format.