Ben Steele

Spaghetti Western (green)

oil on panel

20 x 16 in.

Sioux Realism

oil on canvas

60 x 72 in.

Beauty and the Boot

oil on canvas

24 x 20 in. 

The Good Drawing Crayons

oil on canvas

40 x 50 in.

Spaghetti Western (ochre)

oil on panel

20 x 16 in.

The Old West

oil on canvas

55 x 50 in.

O.K. Pepper Sauce

oil on canvas

16 x 12 in.

Sketching Bull

oil on panel mixed media

24 x 29 in.

Straight Line for the Timber

oil on panel with fiberglass frame

24 x 29 in.

Spaghetti Western Sauce-Noon

oil on panel

20 x 16 in. 

Spaghetti Western (blue)

oil on panel

20 x 16 in.

Warrior

mixed media on panel

 

Davinci Pepper Sauce

oil on canvas

16 x 12 in.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Steele considers himself to often be on the outside of the Art World looking in. Rather than fitting into any specific movement, he's best described as an Art Chameleon, using his work to comment on the history of art as a whole. To do so, he incorporates many different processes of painting and isn't tied down by any one style.

However, with an education built upon classical training, he enjoys utilizing the techniques and processes of the old masters with a contemporary sensibility. What results is a paradoxical reverence for art with playful and sometimes acidic commentary.

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Kennewick, Washington, Steele relocated to Utah in his teens, graduating from University of Utah in 2002 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. He continued his education at the Helper Workshops, an art education and apprenticeship program in Helper, Utah, under the instruction of artists David Dornan and Paul Davis. He currently lives in Helper with his family.

His work can be found in many collections, including Raymond James Financial, San Francisco Giants Executive Offices, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, and golfer Fred Couples' personal collection.