Steve Downs is a Hollywood CA / Mexican Irish Abstract Expressionist & Honeybee Preservationist. Downs is a prolific artist that has exhibited works relentlessly throughout the U.S, and is re-emerging into the live painting scene after spending nearly 5 years primarily in studio and working in the bee world. He has been a honeybee preservationist for 20 years and has been painting since his mid 20's.
Steve Downs is the Founder of Beecasso Live Bee Removal Inc, which focuses on a chemical free humane approach to bee removal. He began producing art and music events under his trademark brand Beecasso in 2014. Down's has a multitude of #Beecasso projects and has a trademark character and name #Beecasso
Steve donates a portion of his proceeds from Beecasso Events, art work & merchandise sales to bee conservation and protection.
Downs' style of art embodies the characteristics of abstract expressionism, which emphasizes free, spontaneous, and personal emotional expression through brush strokes.
He exercises considerable freedom in his technique and execution to attain the end goal; to complete his vision. Downs uses color theory, composition and application of paint as a potent exploration his passion.
His painting process invokes a zestful and vivid interplay between shapes, figures and color in a playful yet sensuous ways. He aims to speak to his audience by including hints of symbolism in his pieces.
His brush stokes start visual dialogue between viewer and the canvas and viewer can translate what ever they may in each piece.
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~ Steve Downs
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