JM Steele - Representational Oil Painter
Born and raised in La Jolla, CA. Jeanne Marie Steele has lived and traveled throughout the West, focusing her work on Western themes and landscapes. Steele studied for 4 years under the tutelage of internationally renowned painter Sebastian Capella, and San Diego animal artist Perrietta Hester. She has also taken workshops with Wolf Kahn.
Steele uses numerous layers of paint on canvas and wood panels, often enhanced by a high varnish finish. Much of her work evokes a richness reminiscent of an ‘old world ‘ era. "I try to incorporate a luminous inner glow in each painting,” Steele states. “I want my work to appeal to the viewer’s emotions and memories…leaving some of the painting unexplained, just as life is.”
Steele now resides in Gold Beach, Oregon with her artist husband, and continues to travel throughout the American West, painting and gathering further inspiration. She has exhibited in many group and one person shows and has received numerous awards. Her oil and acrylic paintings portray a variety of Western subject matter that she finds inspiring and exciting. She is an Associate member of Oil Painters of America.
Exhibitions & Awards: 2005-2016
Expressions West Nat Museum. Show - April 22 - June 25, 2016 Coos Art Museum OR.
Planet Bronze 'Small Planet' Group Show Dec.4 2015 -March. 2016
The Mountain Oyster Club's 46th Annual Western Art Show Nov. 22, 2015 - Jan. 9, 2016 Tucson, AZ.
Calgary Stampede Art Show Accepted - July 1 - July 13, 2015 - Calgary, Canada
Empire Ranch ‘100’ Western Art Show- March 29 - April 30, 2015 Tucson, AZ
Arizona Fine Art Exposition - Jan. 16 - March 29, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ.
Old Traditions/New Frontiers- Abend Gallery - Jan.9 - 30 2015 - Denver, Co.
Planet Bronze Miniature Show - Dec.6 - Jan. 31,2015 Bozeman, MT.
The Mountain Oyster Club's 45th Annual Western Art Show Nov. 22, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015 Tucson, AZ.
Icons of the West - May 16 - July, 4, 2014 Dana Gallery Missoula, MT.
Arizona Fine Art Expo - Jan.16 - March 31, 2014 Scottsdale Arizona
Abend Gallery 23nd Holiday Miniature Show - Dec. 7 - Dec. 31, 2013 Denver, CO.
Planet Bronze Art Gallery-8th Invitational Miniature Show -Dec.6- Jan. 31, 2014 Bozeman, MT
4th Annual Miniature Show-Art by the Sea Gallery- June 7-July 31 2013 Bandon, OR. AWARD
Abend Gallery 'BOLD New West' Exhibition - Jan. 18 - Feb. 28. 2013 Denver, CO.
Planet Bronze Art Gallery-Invitational Miniature Show -Nov.30- Jan. 31, 2013 Bozeman, MT
Abend Gallery 22nd Holiday Miniature Show - Dec. 7 - Dec. 29, 2012 Denver, CO.
Mountain Oyster Club 43rd Annual Juried Western Art Show- Nov.18- Jan.7, 2013 Tucson AZ
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition 2012- Gallery 1261 -Oct.4-Nov.3 Denver CO.
'Icons of the West' Juried Exhibition Dana Gallery - June 1 - Sept.30, 2012- Missoula MT.
Coos Art Museum Exhibition 'In Fine Form: Figures by Four' - April 27 - June 30, 2012 Coos Bay, OR.
Salon International Juried Exhibition- Greenhouse Gallery - April 14 - May 4, 2012 San Antonio TX
Oregon Artist's Showcase - Oregon State Juried Exhibition - Jan.31-March 30, 2012 Chehalem CulturalCenter
Empire Ranch 100 Western Art Show - Northern Trust - Jan. 9 - March 9, 2012 Tucson AZ.
Planet Bronze Art Gallery -Invitational Miniature Show - Dec. 2, 2010 - Jan. 31, 2012 Bozeman, MT
Mountain Oyster Club 42nd Annual Juried Western Art Show- Nov.20- Jan.10, 2012 Tucson AZ
5th Annual Hundred Valleys Show & Competition- Sept.-Oct.2011 Roseburg, OR. Tom Browning Juror
'Icons of the West' Invitational Show Dana Gallery - June 16 - Sept.30, 2011- Missoula
Mountain Oyster Club 41st Juried Western Art Show- Nov.21- Jan.10, 2011 Tucson AZ.
Coos Art Museums Expressions West Regional Juried Show - April 23 - July 3, 2010 OR.
Permanent Collection Coos Art Museum - April 15, 2010 - Coos Bay Oregon
Salon International Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery - April, 23-July 3 2010 San Antonio TX
Solo Exhibition at Coos Art Museum - Dec. 11, 2009 – Feb. 13, 2010 Coos Bay, OR.
Won 'People's Choice Award' CAM Biennial Receiving a solo Museum Exhibition Dec- Feb 2009
Plein Air Painters of Oregon Juried Exhibition - Oct. 1 - 31, 2009 Bend, OR.
Mountain Oyster Club - 39th Annual Juried Western Art Show – Nov. 23 – Jan. 2009 Tucson AZ.
Oil Painters of America 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition Fredericksburg TX - May 11, 2007
Salon International Juried Exhibition May 2006 - Jury's Top 50 - Award Greenhouse Gallery TX.
Oil Painters of America 15th Annual National Juried Exhibition Missoula MT - May 5, 2006
Chosen for 'The Artist's Magazine' limited edition 2006 Calendar - Special Award
Landscape Finalist in 'The Artist's Magazine' 22nd Annual Competition - December 2005
Galleries Represented by:
Alexandra Stevens Gallery in Santa Fe NM. Earthworks Gallery inYachats OR.
Lawrence Gallery in Sheridan OR. Second Street Gallery in Bandon OR.
Planet Bronze Gallery in Bozeman MT.
Gold Beach Biscuit Gallery & Gold Rush Gallery in Gold Beach OR.
Associate Member of Oil Painters of America (OPA)
Supporting Member of American Women Artists (AWA)
Southwest Art Magazine - March 2015
Southwest Art Magazine - December 2013
Southwest Art Magazine - May 2013
The Collector's Guide - Art of New Mexico 2010 - 2011
The Artist's Magazine - December 2005
Oregon Coast Magazine - January 2004
The Artist's Magazine - December 2003
Equine Images Magazine - Feb/March 1994